Loretta Ruppert, 86, of North Riverside and formerly of Chicago, died on August 21, 2017. Born on May 10, 1931 she was a hospital Nursing Supervisor. Loretta Ruppert was the wife of the late Merle A. Ruppert; mother of John (Katharine) Ruppert, Robert (Aldona) Ruppert, Laurie-Ann (James) Redel and Elizabeth (Ralph) Wiser; and the grandmother of Katharine Redel. Visitation is on Friday, August 25 from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 until 9:30 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st St. in Brookfield followed by a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside with Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The family appreciates memorials to Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Rd. in Brookfield, 60513 or to the American Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite #1200 in Chicago, 60601. Additional information is available at 708-485-2000 and www.HitzemanFuneral.com .