Born Gertrude Rupp on Sept. 2, 1916 to George Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Kohns) Rupp of Cherokee, Sister Mary Christina entered the community in January of 1940. She served the Ministries as an educator and librarian at St. Juilana' School in Detroit, Mich. from 1941 to 1945, St. Benedict School in Omaha, Neb. from 1945 to 1960, Holy Name School in Omaha, 1960 to 1966, St. John Berchman School in Detroit, Mich. from 1966 to 1973, and St. Pius X in Omaha, Neb. from 1976 to 1993.
She conducted her Ministries in parish work in Lucea, Jamaica from 1973 to 1975 and in Falmouth, Jamaica from 1975 to 1976. She has been involved in Community Service and has resided at the Motherhouse of the Servants of Mary Sisters in Omaha, Neb. since 1993.
Sister Mary Christina received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Duchesne College, Omaha, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Rupp;her brothers - Norbert, Raymond, Carl, Lawrence, Sylvester, and Father Urban Rupp; and her sisters - Florence Rupp Seely and Monica Rupp Sawyers.
Sister Mary Christina isis survived by her sister, Sister Catherine Rupp OSM of Omaha, Neb.; and two brothers, Floyd Rupp of Sioux City, Iowa and Ralph (Herta) Rupp of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Hazel Rupp of Marcus and a; brother-in-law, Randy Sawyers of Council Bluffs.
Memorials to the Servants of Mary can be made by contacting Sister Ginny Silvestri OSM, Provincial of the Servants of Mary, Omaha NE (402)-571-3487, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.