Matthew “Matt” Richard Rupp of Lansing
Passed away on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, at the age of 39. Matt was born on November 15th, 1982, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Kirk & Kathy (Whelton) Rupp. A lifelong learner, Matt was the Valedictorian of Heritage High School’s class of 2001 and went on to earn doctorate degrees in Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology at Michigan State University, where he worked as an instructor. In his free time, Matt loved to read and was something of a history buff and all-around nerd. He was a well-versed and politically active academic who loved his school and loved his students. Matt is remembered as being a compassionate old soul that loved his family and would drop anything to help those around him.
Matt is survived by his parents Kirk & Kathy Rupp; twin brother Nick Rupp; grandfather Richard Whelton; aunts Jane & Mark Dodge, Kail & Russ Lafreniere, and Karen & Mark Tubergen; as well as many cousins, other family members, friends, and his cat Cooper.
Matt was preceded in death by grandparents Carol Whelton and Duane & Nina Rupp.
In accordance with Matt’s wishes, cremation is to take place. Those wanting to make a show of their sympathy may wish to consider a contribution to the Saginaw County Animal Care Center. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in person and through www.casefuneralhome.com.