Rubert L. Pangerl of rural Pine City passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 85.
Rubert was born March 9, 1937 at home in Royalton Township, Pine County, Minnesota, to Louis and Kathryn (Saumer) Pangerl. Rubert was an only child who grew up on the family farm; he attended country and Braham schools.
He met the love of his life, Avis Falck, at the Greeley Store in 1955. They were married on March 16, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nassua, IA. Rubert and Avis recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
They started a family and were blessed with the following children: Karen, Kay, Todd, Roxanne, and Wendy.
Rubert worked alongside his wife taking care of the family farm; his long-term career was driving semi-truck. They enjoyed some travels around the country.
Rubert enjoyed good food, good friends, and a good beer. He also enjoyed playing cards and a good game of cribbage. Rubert loved his family and had a soft heart under his rough exterior. He was also known as Grumpy Grandpa and Rupe the Snoop.
Rubert is survived by his loving wife Avis Pangerl; children Kay (Duane) Johnson of Braham, Roxanne (Les) Orvis of Braham, Wendy Tchida of Pine City; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Kathryn Pangerl; daughter Karen Jean; son Todd Raymond.
A graveside service is planned for Rubert: 10 AM; Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Royalton Memorial Cemetery in Braham. Luncheon will follow at the Royalton Town Hall, Braham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the:
Royalton Memorial Cemetery Association
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel