Vincent Francis Rubner, 97, of New Vienna, Iowa, formerly of Worthington, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Stone Hill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., December 19, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a Vigil Service will be held at 3 p.m., and an American Legion Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10 a.m. on December 20, 2018, from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington, Iowa, December 20, 2018, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Conway will officiate.
Vince was born December 27, 1920 in Worthington, Iowa, the son of Paul and Mary Mae Rubner. He married Mary Irene Heisler on November 26, 1946, in Dyersville, Iowa.
He was an avid fisherman, taking numerous trips to International Falls in Minnesota. He was highly involved in the Dyersville Legion and a proud veteran. He was a devoted husband, never far from his wife and very seldom seen apart. His love for Purple Martins grew over time, building Purple Martin houses and watching them out the kitchen window. He is probably remembered most for his 37 years of service maintaining the County roads.
Vince is survived by his 4 sons, David (Betty) of Andover, MN, Kenneth (Bev) of Marion, IA, Thomas (Deb) and Daniel (Kim) both of Worthington, IA; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Rubner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Irene, parents, and 3 brothers; Bob Rubner, Clarence (LaVern) Rubner, and Don (Virginia) Rubner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Dubuque
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com