James E. Rubendall

Aug 28, 2021
Rubendall, James


Memorial Service: will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 


Public memorial visitation will be 4-6 PM Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service.


Inurnment will be held in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with graveside Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honor Detail and Guy W. Iversen Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49. 


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James E. Rubendall, 86, of Waterloo, died Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. He was born July 25, 1935, in Waterloo the son of Francis and Luella Langenbau Rubendall, and raised by his stepmother, Harriett Heckendorf Rubendall.
He attended Waterloo West High School.  James served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He married Carole M. Mason on May 5, 1956, in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on August 24, 2020.

James worked as 1st Assistant Manager for Cedar Falls Utilities Power Plant for 36 ½ years, retiring in 1996.  

He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and Guy W. Iversen Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49.  He enjoyed camping with his family, fishing, bowling, and golfing. He and his wife Carole enjoyed watching local softball games.

Survived by: daughter, Debra (Roger) Henderson of Waterloo; 3 grandchildren, Lisa (Shawn) McBride of Waterloo, Laura (Josh) Mulnix of Dyersville, and David Anderson of Cedar Falls; 6 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Floyd (Ann) Rubendall of Oahu, HI.

Preceded in death by: his parents; step-mother, Harriett Rubendall; his wife, Carole; twin children, Martin and Kay Rubendall; and a brother, Don Rubendall.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146. 

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  1. MELANIE RUBENDALL | Aug 30, 2021
    My cousin Jim was loved and admired by family and friends for his kindness and fairness.  For many years my job took me out into the community. When introduced I was often asked if I was related to Jim Rubendall down at C.F.U.... What a great guy!!  It always made me feel proud.  He was regarded as a "Class Act" by his colleagues, the public he served...and me. 
  2. Jaci Hunt | Aug 29, 2021
    I did Carole's hair for many years and I remember Jim as the most lovely of husbands. He was so attentive and helpful and kind. Carole always spoke so highly of him. They were helpmates for sure. He took very good care of her during her illnesses. I'm sure they are once again united and happy to be so.

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