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Delmar L. Rubedor

July 21, 1938 — October 9, 2023

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Delmar L. Rubedor, known as Mickey or Ruby, passed away on October 9, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and fond memories. Delmar was born on July 21, 1938, in St. James Minnesota to Lloyd Rubedor and Mary Koenig-Rubedor. Preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Mary Koenig-Rubedor, Marion Howe (sister), Lloyd (Sonny) Rubedor (brother), Lavonne Gappa (Sister), and SFC Douglass M. Bozman (grandson-in-law), Larry Zavoina (Friend), Don Buss (Friend), Carl Beckom (Friend)

Throughout his life, Delmar had the pleasure of leading a varied and fulfilling career. From 1983 to 2000, he worked as a short order cook at the Carl R. Darnall Dining Facility, where he delighted countless diners with his culinary skills and warm smile. However, it was his volunteer work as a hunting guide at the Ft. Hood Rod and Gun Club that truly ignited his passion. For many years, Delmar dedicated his time alongside cherished friends Don Buss, Larry Zavoina, and Carl Beckom to help fellow hunting enthusiasts navigate the rugged terrains and create unforgettable memories in the great outdoors.

Delmar's military service was another significant chapter in his life. He proudly served in the Army from 1952 to 1955 and again from 1962 to 1979, retiring after 21 years. During his time in the military, Delmar courageously embarked on two tours of duty in Vietnam. For his exceptional bravery and dedication to duty, he received numerous commendations and medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Service Star & 2 Bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation: Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Bronze 5 Loops; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Sharpshooter (Grenade).

Beyond his professional achievements and military service lies Delmar's true essence - a man who loved life and cherished every moment spent with family and friends. He found solace in immersing himself in nature's embrace while hunting, fishing, and boating. Delmar's zest for adventure extended to the road as well, where he and his wife Brenda embarked on countless memorable journeys together. But perhaps what brought Delmar the most joy was sharing a cup of coffee with friends, engaging in heartfelt conversations that transcended time.

Delmar leaves behind cherished memories in the hearts of his surviving family members and friends. His beloved wife Brenda will forever hold him close in her heart. He will be missed by his children: Gary Rubedor, Regina Bryant, Kimberly (Steven) Stanley, Delmar (Milette) Rubedor. Delmar will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Justin Bryant, Jennifer (Doug) Bozman, Jessie (Matt) Ruble, Melissa (Mike) Repasch, Michaela "Kayla" Rubedor, Keith Rubedor, Kevin (Willow) Rubedor; as well as great-grandchildren: Arianna Ruble, Lilliana "Lilly" ZayKov, Miklaus "Klaus" Repasch, Malakai "Kai" Repasch, Madelyn "Maddie" Ruble.

In all walks of life that Delmar ventured into - as a loving husband, father and grandfather, trusted friend or skilled cook - his genuine warmth and unwavering spirit created an everlasting impact on those blessed to have known him. Delmar's memory will live on as an inspiration for us all to fully embrace life's adventures and find joy in even the simplest moments.

May we honor the life of Delmar L. Rubedor - a remarkable man who loved fiercely and lived fully.

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