Roger Lee Rubel (1939 - 2012)

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Funeral services for Roger L. Rubel, 72, were held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Hockenberry-England Funeral and Cremation Services in Audubon are in charge of the arrangements.
Roger Lee Rubel was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Carroll, the son of Russell William and Wilma Elaine (Behler) Rubel and passed away Jan. 31, 2012, at the Exira Care Center in Exira, after a long, hard fought battle with Diabetes.
He grew up in Greeley Township, Audubon County, where he attended grade school at Greeley #3 Country School and the Audubon Community Schools, receiving his GED while in the service.
He was baptized Jan. 1, 1950, and confirmed April 10, 1952, at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon.
Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Jan. 10, 1958, until being honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1961. Roger was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in Hawaii. Roger earned the Good Conduct Medal twice during his time of service.
On May 1, 1959, Roger married Barbara Buckner at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon. Following his discharge from the Marines, the couple lived in Omaha where Roger worked four years as a patrolman for the Omaha Police Department. Roger married Sherry Schinkel and during this marriage the couple adopted two children, Shawna and Shane. He also was married to Mary Pierce.
Roger spent the majority of his working career in car sales.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Otto and Sophie Rubel and Forrest and Lillian McFadden, and his father, Russell Rubel.
Roger is survived by his mother, Wilma Rubel of Audubon; his brother, Darrell Rubel and his wife, Paula of Hailey, Idaho, and their children, Laura, of Winona, Minn. and Sharla of Fort Collins, Colo.; other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon.
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 10 to Feb. 17, 2012
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