Mark Alan Rubbelke, 67, passed away on Sunday Nov. 5 2017 peacefully, in the comfort of his home. Services will be held at the Bismarck Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Bismarck, at 1:00 p.m.
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, ND. 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 of Bismarck; Rachel (Yancey) Cuellar, and their children Sage, Steven, Diego, and Marko of Fargo; Robyn (Nathan) Mann, and their children Kali and Kyler of Beulah; his brothers David (Caryle), of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Donald (Karen) of Chardon, Ohio; and his sister Sharon Dranow of 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.