Quintin T. Rubald, Jr., 75
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Formerly of St. Cloud, Minnesota
August 20, 1938 ~ March 4, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Quintin T. Rubald Jr., 75, of Crosslake and formerly of St. Cloud will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. A reception will be held at the St. Cloud Country Club immediately following. Quint passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday both at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Quint was born on August 20, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Quintin T. Sr. and Hazel (Elliott) Rubald. He graduated from Cathedral High School and from St. John's University with a ROTC commission in 1960. He entered military service directly out of college and married Delores B. Segner in 1962 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waconia. While serving in the US Army Corps of Engineers, he was deployed to Vietnam and Korea. While serving in Vietnam, Quint was awarded several medals including the Bronze Star in connection with ground operations against hostile forces. Quint resigned from active duty in 1970 and continued on in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Col. He returned to St. Cloud in 1970 to join his father at Rubald Beverage Company. The business continued to grow and expand through its sale in 1996. During this time, he was active with and president of the Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Assn. Quint was one of the original shareholders and advisors to his son's startup company, Summit Fire Protection from 1999 until 2006. He was a member of the St. Cloud Country Club, St. Cloud VFW Granite Post #428, the St. Cloud American Legion Post #76 and the Crosslake American Legion. He retired to Crosslake in 2006 and was a member of Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
Quint was an avid hunter and outdoorsman whose hunting trips took him from the canyons of New Mexico to the mountains of Alaska. He had an incredible love of pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his family, many friends and black labs. Quint also enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing off the dock with his grandchildren and traveling with Delores throughout the US and Europe.
He is survived by his wife Delores, of Crosslake; children, Rochelle (Brian) Boyer of London, England, Quintin III (Mary Lau) of Medina, Jennifer (Robert) Birkeland of Crosslake; seven grandchildren, Dylan and Noah Boyer, Olivia, Tatum and Quintin IV Rubald, Genevieve and Tollef Birkeland; brothers and sister, Elliott of Clear Lake, Marilyn Rubald of St. Cloud, Cy (Angie) of Naperville, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Annette (Tom) Williams and Bernie (Bob) Joos both of Waconia ; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are preferred to the local Parkinson's Research Foundation and to Cathedral High School.
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014