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Eugene "Gene" Rappuchi

December 31, 1929 — November 11, 2022

Hibbing, MN

Eugene L. Rappuchi, age 92 of Hibbing, MN, passed away on Friday,
November 11, 2022, in Chisholm, MN at Aspen Grove Assisted Living. Gene
was born in Buhl, MN on December 31, 1929 to Eugene and Matilda (Babini)
Rappuchi. He graduated from Buhl High School and completed a couple
years of other schooling. He was married to Patricia Mattson and they raised
their family along northern Minnesota in Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing
as Gene moved for his work. He was a longtime salesman for Prudential
Insurance and finished his career as manager. He took pride in helping people
get to their retirement and was able to do so himself at 55 years old. Being a
longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gene was a
very active member of the local Knights of Columbus. He made and was
known for his secret spaghetti sauce which he cooked for endless events. He

was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Eugene is survived by his children; David (Raeann) Rappuchi, Dan (Lisha)
Rappuchi, Robert Rappuchi and Debra (Paul Decker) Rappuchi, siblings;
Joseph (Jane) Rappuchi, Sharon Casteel, Patricia (Michael) Oregleri,
grandchildren; Marco Rappuchi and Alexander Decker, great grandchildren;
Azura and Vincent Rappuchi, very special friends; Jim and Helen Jerkovich

and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Patricia, son; Eugene Rappuchi
Jr, granddaughter; Hannah Rae Rappuchi and siblings; Jack Rappuchi, Robert

Rappuchi, Betty Dean and Pauline Kubas.

There will be a private interment at the Maple Hill Columbarium in Hibbing at

a later date.

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