Tanner Rupinski, 15, of Altamont, died on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:26 p.m. in Wheatland Township, Fayette County, near his home in rural Altamont.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in the First Christian Church, Altamont, with the Pastor James Watts officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Altamont First Christian Church beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and again for one hour prior to the funeral services at the church on Friday.
Christian burial rites will be at Union Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
Tanner, a child of our heavenly father, was born, one of five children, into the Christian family of Jason and Treva Hubbart-Rupinski. Tanner began his life in Knoxville, Tenn., on June 22, 2001. Later the family moved back to rural Altamont living in the Bethlehem Community, Effingham County, near Altamont where his family roots were established many years back by his German farming immigrants. He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by Rev. Geoffrey Robinson.
Tanner attended the Altamont Grade School and was presently a sophomore at Altamont Community High School (ACHS). Tanner was a member of the ACHS band playing the saxophone and with a special interest in the guitar. His school activities also lead him to be part of the ACHS track and field team. His special interest in art and drawing kept him occupied in his free time as well as some day focusing to become an aviation pilot. On Wednesday evenings he was very active in the First Christian Church youth activities.
Memorials may be directed to the choice of the donor and or to the family of Tanner Rupinski.
Tanner is survived by: his parents, Jason Thomas Rupinski and Treva Lee Hubbart-Rupinski of rural Altamont; two brothers, Austin Ryan and Hunter Lee Rupinski; two sisters, Sierra Nicole and Morgan Elizabeth Rupinski, all at home; paternal grandparents, Marlene and husband John Akulic of Madisonville, Tenn., and William Rupinski of St. Elmo.
He was preceded in death by his: maternal grandparents, Leland and Judith Hubbart; and two aunts, Lela Lauter and Diane Hubbart.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.