Lyndon E. “Lindy” Rubel, age 76, of Winsted, and formerly of Stockholm Township, Wright County, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
He was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Lake Lillian, the son of Earl and Mildred Peterson Rubel.
Lyndon was joined in holy marriage with Laurene L. Cervin Sept. 20, 1952, at The United Methodist Church in Litchfield.
Lindy and Laurene engaged in farming in Stockholm Township, Wright County, for many years. In addition, “Lindy” was a well known area auctioneer.
He enjoyed telling jokes, deer hunting, traveling, and playing cards. Very much a people person, Lindy was always optimistic. He was also willing to help others, especially his neighbors. Lindy had an avid interest in politics.
He was a faithful member of Stockholm Lutheran Church, rural Cokato. Lindy formerly served on the school board of rural Stockholm school, and was a former church council member.
He is survived by his children: Keith Lyndon Rubel of St. Paul, Susette Joy Rubel of Buffalo, and Shane Adam (Collette) Rubel of St. Cloud; two grandchildren: Rhiannon Rose Rubel and Garek Robert Rubel; sisters Joyce (DeWayne) Jensen of Big Stone City, S.D., and Sharon Smith of Cokato; a brother-in-law, Dale (Verna) Cervin of Sandpoint, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
Lindy is preceded in death by his wife, Laurene Rubel, in 1981 (at the age of 47 years); an infant son, Wilbert Earl Rubel, in 1958; his parents; and by brothers Donnie Rubel, in infancy, and Perry Rubel.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church, rural Cokato. The Rev.Mark Little officiated.
Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, with a service at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Chapel; and continued Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m at Stockholm Lutheran Church. Further visitation took place Thursday, Sept. 25 one hour prior to the service at the church.
Honorary casket bearers were Roger Olson, Melvin Terning, Bruce Nelson, and Paul Fredricks.
Casket bearers were Orlan Cervin, Gary Cervin, Ron Smith, Kevin Smith, Roger Johnson, Keith Woodford, and Monty Hillmyer.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.