(Both Joanne MacLeod and Walter Rupprecht are from the Midlands. Joanne was born to Albert and Iva (Feldhoff) MacLeod and lived on Union Street. Walt was born to Walter and Lois [Kundinger] Rupprecht and lived at 2020 Ashman St. MacLeod’s paternal ancestors were from Scotland and emigrated to Canada during Highland Clearances. MacLeod’s maternal ancestors were from Germany. The paternal and maternal sides of Walt’s ancestors originated in Germany. Walt’s great-grandparents came to Frankenmuth, Michigan in 1852.)
Walt Rupprecht and Joanne MacLeod started dating in grade ten in high school. After graduating from high school in 1947, Joanne entered the University of Rochester in New York. Walt and Joanne both graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.