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Karl Edward Rubendunst, Sr.
December 25, 1928 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Karl Edward Rubendunst Sr., 94, of Durham, Connecticut, passed away on November 1, 2023. He was born on December 25, 1928, in Providence, RI, to the late Max Herman Rubendunst and Amey Woodmancy Stone.
Karl is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Mary Palasiewski Rubendunst; children Karl Rubendunst Jr. (Mary Beth), and Debbie Bellemare (Dave); grandchildren Karin Bellemare (Jon Wagner), Michelle Bellemare, Andrew Bellemare (Carrie), Emily Rubendunst (Khris Shanta), and Kathy Verhagen (Alec); 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Rubendunst, and sister Maxine Bloor.
Karl graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1946. Karl proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War with Military Honors. Karl worked in the printing industry. His passion was Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. He was a member of the North Branford Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, Director of Coginchaug Ancients, taught drum lessons and attended Musters. He was an avid Polka dancer and enjoyed traveling with his wife. He was a life member of the Elks Club, life member of the VFW, Durham 60+ Club, and enjoyed Durham Senior lunches with his friends.
Calling hours will be held at Doolittle Funeral Home, Middletown on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life immediately following at 11:00 am. A burial will be in Mica Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Durham Volunteer Fire Department, 41 Main Street, Durham, CT 06422. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.