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
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.