Zachery Jonathan Ruppel

  • Born: September 23, 1994
  • Died: December 31, 2018
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Zachery Jonathan Ruppel, age 24, formerly of Bedford, NH passed away on December 31, 2018 in Colorado Springs.
He was born in San Diego, CA on September 23, 1994 to John and Lisa (Twitchell) Ruppel. Zak resided in Bedford most of his life, attended Champlain College in Burlington, VT and soon ventured to Colorado to start his career as a Cyber Intelligence Analyst at Lockheed Martin.
Zak was a compassionate, respectful and genuine individual, who had the biggest heart and gave the most unbelievable hugs. He was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, and an all-around devoted friend.
Some people are born with traits that can't be taught and Zak was one of those people. His leadership skills were developed early in life by earning the Rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 414. He was known for his charming personality and infectious smile, not to mention his smooth dance moves. He loved the outdoors, especially the mountains, and referred to himself as a mountain man. Summer was all about camping, winter was all about snowboarding, and every day was about riding his motorcycle. Zak was an intuitive leader, recognized by many for his dedication to helping, supporting and protecting others. The impact he made on those around him was truly extraordinary. His genuine kindness and love for family and friends will never be forgotten.
We love you Zachery! You will be loved unconditionally every day and will forever be in our hearts!
Zak is survived by his mother and father, Lisa and John of North Carolina; sister Nicole of Tampa, Florida; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins from both the Ruppel and Twitchell families.
A memorial service celebrating Zachery's life was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the chapel at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm Street, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the "Zachery Ruppel's Legacy" GoFundMe page to support a scholarship in his name. Please visit
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Condolence & Memory Journal

am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May God bring everlasting comfort to your hearts and give you the strength to endure this difficult time.
(2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2019

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am in shock as I read your note to me about Zak. Me and my family will be praying for you and your family. Be still at this time and allow the Spirit God be with you and comfort you. I know it's extremely difficult. With much peace and love

Posted by Londy Bracale - Clayton, NC   January 29, 2019

To Zachery's Family & Friends... We're sad, so sad for Zak & his family/friends. He had so much going for him & his family loved him so. This is hard to accept; but hopefully w/time, everyone will be able to cope w/the loss of this rising young man, who had much living to do. His spirit will live on in your fond memories. Be thankful that his soul touched so many people in so many fine ways & that you had the opportunity to enjoy his presence while he was with you. Prayers for Zack & you all... with Love... Times like this make you think twice about life & how precious it is.

Posted by Bob & Barbara Abramson - Cumming, GA   January 25, 2019

Candle is a lit candle for you.....missing you''
grandma/grandpa t.

Posted by muriel/richard twitchell - the villages, FL   January 24, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Posted by Michael & Janet Roche - Hooksett, NH   January 23, 2019


We are so sorry for your loss. Zach was such a bright light, one of the good guys, a polite, and personable young man. My heart aches for you. Love, warm thoughts, and prayers to the Ruppel and Twitchell family.

Posted by Cathy O'Mara - Litchfield, NH - Family Friend   January 18, 2019

Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   January 18, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Rich and Laurie Benuck - Milford, NH - friend   January 17, 2019


Dear Lisa, John and Nicole,
Words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for you. My heart aches for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you peace, love and strength.

Posted by Kathy Peirce - Auburn, NH - Friend   January 16, 2019

Hugs Lisa, John and Nicole. Zak will live on through each of you, and through each person he touched and will continue to touch through the scholarship fund. I pray that his warm memories will eventually ease the pain.

Posted by Holly Sullenger - Cary, NC   January 11, 2019

To our lifelong friends, Rich & Muriel, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Dale & Kathy Johnson - Sun City Ctr, FL   January 10, 2019

Lisa and John,

As amazing as you both are, I can only imagine how wonderful your son was, and I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that both of you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deepest sympathies,
Carrie Christianp

Posted by Carrie Christiano - Raleigh, NC - Friend   January 10, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family of Zachery. May you find comfort in the promise and hope to see him again. John 6:40.

Posted by Peggy    January 10, 2019

To Zachery's Family and Friends:
May the Lord be with you and help you through this difficult time and always keep
Zach in your hearts, minds and prayers.

Posted by Mike & Mary Scott - The Villages, FL   January 10, 2019

Lisa,John, and Nicole we send our deepest condolences from Donnie,Melissa Joyal, Nate, Matt and the younger three. We were so surprised to hear the calling of such a special young man who touched so many in life. We will keep you all including Zachery in our prayers. We are on Facebook if you need anything!

Posted by Melissa and Donnie Joyal - Belmont, NH - Friend   January 10, 2019

Zak,you will remain in our hearts were so loved.....
grandma/grandpa twitchell

Posted by muriel/richard twitchell - the villages, FL   January 10, 2019

My thoughts are with all of you. Love,Judi Kloeppel

Posted by Judi Kloeppel - Manchester, NH   January 10, 2019


May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Dennis & Kathy Francoeur - The Villages, FL - friend   January 10, 2019

May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and comfort you during this time most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   January 10, 2019

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