In memory of

Leon Rubendall

June 24, 1949 - February 10, 2024
From: Sac City, IA
Leon Rubendall

Leon Rubendall

Born: June 24, 1949
Died: February 10, 2024
Age: 74
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   The family of Leon Rubendall, age 74 of Sac City, IA, will be hosting a Celebration of Life for him on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the VFW in Sac City. 

   Leon Rubendall, age 74 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with his wife, Roxy, at his side. Leon Dee Rubendall was born on June 24, 1949, to parents Oscar and Betty (Finley) Rubendall in Sac City. He, along with his eight siblings, one being his twin brother Lonnie, grew up on a farm outside of Sac City. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. Leon attended country school through the fifth grade before attending in town starting in the sixth grade. He graduated from Sac City High School with the class of 1967. Leon served in the United States Army from May 19, 1969 – September 18, 1969, and then in the United States Army Reserve until 1975.
   After graduating high school, Leon worked at a local gas station and then as a truck driver for Noble Manufacturing. He then drove truck for a year for Crouse Cartage in Carroll, IA, before being hired by Sac County Secondary Roads. Leon worked for the county for thirty-two years before retiring in 2014. After he retired, he enjoyed driving truck to help several area farmers every fall.
   Leon was blessed with two sons, Bryan and Curtis. On August 30, 1990, he married Roxy Hoft in Deadwood, SD. This union added to his family two stepdaughters, Shelly and Angie.
   Leon loved to fish. His love of being out on the lake to fish led to him purchasing several cabins over the years in Minnesota, three to be exact. Leon enjoyed spending time at the cabin regardless of the drive time to get there. He went on a pretty regular basis during the warmer months. Roxy went along at times, as did many of his friends over the years. After selling the cabin in 2022, he found himself taking trips to Chamberlain, SD, to fish.
   Leon planted a large garden every spring and he enjoyed being outside tending to it. He was always happy to share his harvest with friends and family. When inside the house he could be found watching RFD TV or the Food Network channel. He enjoyed cooking specific things things he liked, especially when someone would mention something he hadn’t had in awhile.
   After Leon and Roxy both retired, they decided to spend their winters in Texas on South Padre Island. They met many new friends while there over the past seven years and kept in touch with most of them throughout the year. In fact, every July the group gathers in Iowa for a reunion of sorts. Leon always looked forward to this. He was a quiet and somewhat opinionated man but if he loved you, you knew it. He will be missed dearly by his family and all who knew and loved him.
   Survivors include his wife, Roxy Rubendall of Sac City, IA; sons Bryan (Krista) Rubendall of Somerset, WI, and Curtis Rubendall (significant other Jennifer) of Long Grove, IA; stepdaughters Shelly (Chad) Simm of Paulina, IA, and Angie Fischer of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Connor and Julia Engebretson, Ava Rubendall, Joshua Simm, Jordan (Charlie) Flickinger, Riley Fischer, and Carly Fischer; brother Todd (Vickie) Rubendall of Sac City, IA; sisters Linda (Joe) Passow of Duncombe, IA, Loreli (Jim) Anderson of Fulshear, TX, Loretta Mallett of Cape Canaveral, FL, and Tricia Olsson of Rockledge, FL; brother-in-law Doug (Shirley) Stoffer of Belmond, IA; biological daughter Kari Pottinger; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.
   Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Betty Rubendall; brothers Loren, Lonnie, and Vernon Rubendall; and parents-in-law Ed and Irene Stoffer.

   In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Leon’s family as they will be donating to local organizations in his memory.


Celebration of Life
5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday
February 27, 2024
VFW - North 5th Street
Sac City, Iowa
In the Family's Care


Friday, February 16, 2024 at 3:54 PM
“Sending our condolences to you Roxy and your entire family. May God wrap his arms around all of you now and in the days ahead. Leon, may you rest in Paradise. We'll miss seeing you in SPI 😪”
- Janice & Mike Mclean
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5:50 PM
“Our condolences to the Rubendall family. Know Leon and Roxy from South Padre Island. Great couple. Take care. Jerry Ehlinger and Rose Hartlich ”
- Jerry Ehlinger
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 4:04 PM
“My sincere condolences to cousin Lonnie and his family. We spent a lot of time with my Mom's siblings and our cousins growing up. Leon and Lonnie liked to pretend that I didn't call them by their correct name when I really said it right the first time. Leon also told me that his name was Noel spelled backwards. Loved my cousin. ”
- Peggy Gibson
Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 9:40 AM
“Many prayers to the family. Dewey and Leon were cousins.”
- Dewey and Elaine JanssenO
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 8:55 AM
“Roxy and family you have my sympathy. ”
- Tina Frank
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:44 AM
“Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Leon will be missed by many including us. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:13 AM
“He was always kind and helpful, so sorry for your loss”
- Debra Rench Jennings
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 8:55 AM
“My sympathies to the family. He will be surely missed.”
- Karen Cerra
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:52 PM
“I have some fond memories of Leon from school days. He was kind and thoughtful. I send my prayers for Leon and his family.”
- Dan Flink
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6:19 PM
“Leon was well-liked by his classmates. I have heard from several of them, who said that they were glad to have known him and were sorry to hear of his passing. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family.”
- Susan Jarnagin
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:16 PM
“We are not Sac City born and raised, but Leon would always make time to visit with us no matter the place or time. We send our deepest condolences. Glasses up in celebration of Leon. Tears will be mixed with PBR when thinking of Leon. GOD BLESS you friend. ”
- Mark and Shantel Druivenga
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:16 PM
“I am soooo sorry for your loss. I've known Leon and Roxy my whole life. Spent many superbowl parties at there house growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Kyle & Nicci Timmerman
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:16 PM
“So sorry to learn of Leon passing! Condolences to the family, may he rest in peace.”
- Jean Rexroat
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 2:12 PM
“So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to all. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 He was such a great guy. ”
- Diane Zimmerman
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