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Ruby Schlup

Funeral services for Ruby Schlup, 96, of Sundance, Wyoming, were held 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Walker Funeral Home, 410 S. Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyoming, with Pastor George Keralis officiating. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2022, at Walker Funeral Home.

She was laid to rest with her beloved husband Virgil Schlup at Black Hills, National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Ruby passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, at Weston County Health Services.

Ruby Emeline (Bruner) Schlup, 96, was born October 1, 1926, in Lamar, Nebraska, the daughter of Silas and Sylvia (Bonger) Bruner. She is a graduate of high school/Colorado State College of Education, Greeley, Colorado.

She was united in marriage to a long-time rancher, Virgil Schlup, of lnyan Kara Mountain, south of Sundance, on August 6, 1945, at Custer, South Dakota. The couple made their home at the Schlup homestead where they raised two children.

In 2014, she moved from her beloved family ranch to Primrose Retirement Community, in Gillette, where she embraced making new friends and playing Tri-ominoes every evening. She took pride in being a member of the Crook County Cowbells and the 4-H Leader.

She loved her garden, beautiful flowers and smiled as she watched the blue birds. She also enjoyed sewing, baking and cooking for the family and friends on the ranch.

Ruby never knew a stranger and loved everyone she met. She will be forever missed.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Marlon (Lois) Schlup of Douglas, Wyoming; daughter, Sharon (Bill) Kern, Gillette; five grandchildren: Marci (Trevor) Hall, Amanda Schlup, Ella, Tyler (Michelle) Kern, Travis (Jess) Kern, Colt Kern and Heather Kern; sister, Lola Matoush and brother, Silas Bruner both of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil; her parents and one sister.

The Ruby Schlup Memorial has been established to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Donations can be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 S. Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Please visit to share your memorials and condolences with the family.

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