Vivian Theresa Rurup (nee Luchini) 81, of Stockton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2015, at her home in Stockton. She was born in San Francisco Dec. 10, 1933 and was raised in Oakley, California. Vivian graduated from the French School of nursing in San Francisco becoming a RN. During her nursing career she worked for Dr. Frank Ruhstaller M.D.; owned and operated The Diet Center in Manteca; and cared for students at the University of the Pacific Health Center. She retired from nursing after more than 40 years.
Vivian married Henry Rurup on November 09, 1957 who were together for 48 years until his passing in 2006. She traveled extensively enjoying numerous vacations, cruises, foreign countries and RV’ing around the USA.
Vivian is survived by her children, son Paul Rurup of Texas and grandchildren Adina and Torii Rurup; Son Jeff Rurup (Trina) of Lodi and grandchildren Joe, Dominic and Samantha Rurup; Daughter Kelly Sprake (John) of Galt and grandchildren Michael, Nicholas, Marissa and Natalie Sprake; Her siblings, Carol DeVito of Fresno and Richard Luchini of Stockton.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA . Interment will follow service at Cherokee Memorial Park , Hwy 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi, CA .
Charitable donations may be made to the Animal Friends Connection Humane Society in Lodi.