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Dale Eugene Rubel
August 26, 1938 – December 11, 2017

Sublimity - Dale, 79, passed away at his home in Sublimity on December 11, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 26, 1938 in Benton, WI to Harold and Nancy Rubel while his parents were visiting from South Dakota.

He lived in South Dakota until he was 4 years old, when his parents decided to make the journey west and settled in Stayton. Dale graduated from Stayton Union High School in 1956

On July 11, 1959, Dale married Kathleen Rak. Together, they had four children, two girls and two boys.

He held various jobs, including working in a lumber mill; running a gas station while doing autobody work in his garage, and finally establishing his own autobody shop in Stayton in 1971. Dale and his wife ran the family business until 1999 when they sold it to their two sons to carry on family business.

When he was not working, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and trap shooting. Most weekends were enjoyed in the great outdoors with family and friends. In his later years, he developed an interest in wood-working. He was also a member of the fraternal order of Elks and Moose.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Kathleen and his four children, Peggy (Al Dominguez) Rubel, Kevin (Connie) Rubel, Carol (Murco) Sessler Ringnaldo, and Alan (Lisa) Rubel; 6 grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna Mae Pikl and Donita Zwolak. Dale was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and Donald Rubel.

Family members are invited to the North Santiam Funeral Service, 224 N Third Ave, Stayton at 11:00 AM for a brief formal service bidding Dale good-bye on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Family, friends and others whose lives Dale touched are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Stayton Moose Lodge, 352 E Florence St, Stayton at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 to reminisce, grieve, laugh and generally celebrate the life of Dale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dale’s name to the Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem, in thanks for their assistance in guiding the family through this process. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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