Mark Alan Rubbelke, 67, passed away Nov. 5, 2017, peacefully, in the comfort of his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck, at 1 p.m.
Visitation one hour prior to the service.
Mark was born Nov. 19, 1949, to Leo H. and Freda (Schlickenmayer) Rubbelke. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School and St. Mary’s High School in Bismarck. On May 25, 1972, he graduated from the University of Mary, with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and a degree in auto mechanics from Bismarck Junior College, on July 14, 1978.
Mark was employed at the Bismarck Airport with the fire crash and rescue team for nine years. He then became a fire fighter for the City of Bismarck from 1989 to 1994. For the next five years he was a fire code inspector, and after realizing he was happier helping people, he finished off his career as a fire fighter, retiring in 2005. He had countless certificates and achievements over his lifetime.
On Dec. 18, 1976, Mark married Rosemary M. Greff at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Lefor. They had three beautiful children, Shawn, Rachel, and Robyn.
Mark enjoyed hunting, golfing, playing musical instruments, and spending time at the farmstead with his family. He was a very unique person that anyone would have been grateful to meet. He was a caring, and compassionate individual. If one was in need, he was there to help. He will be missed dearly by all the people whose lives he touched.
Mark is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his children, Shawn (Fiancé Juli) and his son, Taylor, Bismarck, Rachel (Yancey) Cuellar and their children, Sage, Steven, Diego, and Marko, Fargo, Robyn (Nathan) Mann and their children, Kali and Kyler, Beulah; his brothers, David (Caryle), Rochester Hills, Mich., Donald (Karen), Chardon, Ohio; and his sister, Sharon Dranow, Ormond Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Freda Rubbelke; his father-in-law, Simon Greff; his brother, Dennis Rubbelke; and his nephew, Michael Rubbelke.
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