Joni M. Ruperd

Joni M. Ruperd

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Joni M. Ruperd, 60, Green Bay, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. She was born on Nov. 19, 1956, in Schaffer.

Joni graduated from Escanaba Area Schools. A little over 24 years ago she met the love of her life, Jerry Paquette and they have been together ever since.

She lived most of her life in Michigan before moving to Green Bay, Wis. about 10 years ago.

Above all, Joni loved being a grandma and enjoyed taking her grandson fishing and to the park. In her free-time she enjoyed playing bingo and being with her friends and family.

Joni is survived by her daughter, Brandy Willis; her grandson, Brandon Stevens; her husband, Jerry Paquette; special friend and neighbor, Jim Kapla; her mother, Clara Ruperd; siblings, Arshel, Sandra, Regina, Timothy, and Keith; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Diane; and her father, Arshel.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will be a Memorial Service held in Escanaba, date and time will be announced at a later date. To send online condolences please go to