Arlene A. (Sasse) Rubin (1925 - 2013)

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Arlene A. Rubin, 88, of Centralia, formerly of Shobonier, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, with the Revs. Mark Girardin and Perry Schefelker officiating. Burial will be in Augsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Rubin was born on Oct. 9, 1925, in Shobonier, the daughter of Herman and Johanna Rolfing Sasse. She married Harold Rubin on Feb. 13, 1944, in Augsburg.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and she enjoyed cooking, being with friends and relatives, and traveling. She owned and operated restaurants at different locations with her husband for 20 years, and also worked at the Centralia Sentinel for several years.
She is survived by her husband; son, Don Rubin of Wheaton; daughter, Mae and her husband Louis Kalert of Centralia; sister-in-law, Lorraine Sasse of Lincoln; grandchildren, Brent Wolff and his wife Deborah of Granger, Ind., Misty and her husband Ron Hack of Vernon, Lee Wolff and his wife Kari of McKinney, Texas, Jimmy Kalert and his wife Mary of Carbondale, Lauren and her husband Steve Cook of South Haven, Mich., and Alex Rubin of Raleigh, N.C.; and great-grandchildren, Justin Hack and his wife Kerri, Shannon Hack, Elizabeth Wolff, Macey Kalert, Kristyn Kalert and Kailey Wolff.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Everett Sasse, Edward Sasse and Harold Sasse, and an infant brother; sisters-in-law, Paula Sasse and Thelma Sasse; and daughter-in-law, Carol Rubin.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 5 to Nov. 13, 2013