Warren G. Rubel
1927 - 2021
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Warren G. Rubel

Valparaiso - Warren G. Rubel, 93, of Valparaiso, died June 3, 2021 after a brief illness at Lutheran General Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 26, 1927 he was the son of Carl and Agnes (Guenther) Rubel.

A Valparaiso resident since 1969, he retired in 1992 from Valparaiso University's Christ College, where had been a professor of humanities. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO with a Master's in Divinity in 1952. He also held an MA in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in English and American literature from the University of Arkansas. He served briefly as a student pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, AR. He taught English for ten years at Concordia Senior College in Ft. Wayne, IN before coming to Valparaiso University. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Valparaiso University Alumni Association in 1980. He served as the Walter G. Friedrich Professor of American Literature from 1989-1992. At his retirement and on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Christ College as an honors college, former students, colleagues and friends of the college established an endowed lectureship, "The Christian Faith and Higher Learning" in his name.

On November 1, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY he married Julia Kidda, who survives. Also surviving are four children: Karen Kruger (Paul) of Bedford, MA; Micah Rubel (Zina) of Wabash IN; Kristine Eichelberger (Paul) of Whitehall, PA; and Victoria Rubel of Atlanta, GA. Warren is survived by one sister; Carla Akers of Green Valley, AZ as well as five grandchildren Mark Kruger (Elena) of Bedford, MA; Matthew Kruger (Kate) of Newton, MA; Tamara Stulen (Landon) of Williamsburg, VA; Kara Eichelberger of Nashville, TN; Calista Schenck, of Tampa, FL and great-grandchildren Andrew, Dean, William, and James.

Visitation will begin at 10 am Monday, June 7, 2021 with the funeral service beginning at 11 am, which will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Monticello Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana. The Interment will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Cemetery, Hometown, PA. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and Valparaiso University.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 4 to Jun. 6, 2021.
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1700 Monticello Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana
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One of the few classes that I both enjoyed and learned. A kind servant of the Lord who wanted the best learnings for his students while enjoying Literature
Carlos Hernandez
June 9, 2021
Warren and I never met in a classroom, but I admired his strong intellect , gentle friendliness and the parenting experiences we shared. My sympathy goes to his surviving family.
Mel Bohlmann
June 6, 2021
I am grateful to God for Professor Warren Rubel, who was my professor at Fort Wayne Senior College. He introduced me to the wide world of literature and poetry. I remember vividly his wide smile when I got something right; it was so affirming. He has a special place in my life and heart. Thank you, God, for your servant Warren!
John Jurik
June 6, 2021
Warren Rubel was a kind and gentle soul. His humble sincerity served him well in all the various roles of his life ministries to God and his fellow man. I have fond memories of the Rubel kids in school. May the same faith that he taught and lived, now serve to comfort and give hope to all who grieve his loss.
Phil Bickel
June 6, 2021