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William "Chopper" Rumbel


1947 - 2021
William "Chopper" Rumbel Obituary

William "Chopper" Rumbel, 73, of Frackville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Born March 18, 1947, in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Bessie (Berresford) and Claude Rumbel.

After high school, Chopper served in the Army. He was retired, having last worked as a delivery driver for Wargo Coal and Oil Inc., McAdoo.

Chopper enjoyed going up the river fishing, as well as going out on the lake in his boat. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Rumbel. Chopper lost her in the 1990s, and his devotion to her led him to a 25-plus year journey of helping not only himself but others experience sobriety.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Keith.

Chopper is survived by a son, William Rumbel; two grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Cameron. He is also survived by two sisters, Wendy Rumbel and Barbara Marnell Miersky; three brothers, David Rumbel, Robert Rumbel and Paul Rumbel; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Chopper will be laid to rest alongside his wife at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Frackville. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside services. All COVID-19 protocols for social distancing and wearing of masks will be adhered to. Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home is assisting Chopper's family during this time of need. You may leave an online condolence at www.ringtownfuneral.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2021
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