Sublette He was born April 14, 1923, in Oberlin, the son of George Merrel and Ruby Irene (Vermillion) Rubendall. He attended schools in Oberlin until eighth grade, when he moved to Coldwater and graduated high school. After World War II, he moved to Garden City, where he lived until moving to Sublette in 1955. He had lived in Baldwin since 1998.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946 and flew 25 missions. He earned a Good Conduct Medal and the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and three battle stars.
Mr. Rubendall worked for Helmrich and Payne Gas Co. for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM; in Sublette, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Sublette and Garden City, and the National Rifle Assn.
He married Eva Mae Cronenberg on March 21, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo. She died July 4, 1978.
Survivors include a son, Darold, Shawnee area; two daughters, Shirley Messenger, Grove, Okla., and Judy Dunn, Baldwin; one brother, Donnie, Indiana; one sister, Phyllis Fisher, Alva, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City 67846.