Timothy Allen Ruble, 66

Published 9:46 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Timothy Allen Ruble, 66, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Our House Senior Living – Austin Memory Care in Austin.

Timothy was born on April 4, 1952, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Harry Ruble and Joann Means. He attended Brown Institute, a broadcasting school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he chose a career path that fit in well with his entertaining wit and personality as well as his love and appreciation of music. In 1975, Timothy was united in marriage to Karen Labine. Together they had two sons, Dan and Charles. The couple later divorced. In 1987, he married Celeste Rosenberg in Mankato, Minnesota.

Timothy was a drummer in the 1970s and performed in bands as part of the local Minneapolis music scene. He was also the morning host in radio, known as Tim Allen at KEEZ Z99 in Mankato in the 1990s and at KAUS in Austin in the early/mid 2000s. He understood the importance of family and friends and the power of humor to help balance the seriousness of life. Timothy enjoyed tinkering with gadgets, playing and modifying computer games, watching movies, and having broad range discussions that could go late into the night. He was intrigued by the prospects of technology, but kept grounded to nature by taking in the beauty of the world while riding on the back of a motorcycle. Timothy will be missed dearly by many.

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Survivors include his son, Charles Ruble of Phoenix, Arizona; stepson, Andrew (Brooke) Halverson of Prior Lake, Minnesota; brother, Harry Ruble of Albert Lea; sisters, Cyndi Schmidt of Albert Lea, Julie Kramer of Albert Lea and Sara Ruble of Woodbury, Minnesota; and step-grandchildren, Jackson Halverson, Ethan Halverson and Noah Halverson, all of Prior Lake.

Timothy Allen Ruble, 66

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Ruble and Joann Means; stepdad, Robert Means; wife, Celeste Ruble in 2018; and son, Dan Ruble in 2012.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Torge’s Live Sports Pub & Grill in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.