Myles (Rabe) Rayburn Ruble, 96

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Myles (Rabe) Rayburn Ruble, 96, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minnesota.

Myles (Rabe) Rayburn Ruble, 96

Myles was born April 12, 1923, in Moscow Township, Minnesota, to John D. and Inger Ruble (Peterson). He graduated from Austin High School in 1940. Myles joined the U.S. Army on March 20, 1943, and served as a military policeman and foreman of the Automotive Repair Shop in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged as a technical sergeant on April 25, 1946. While in the service, Myles met his dream girl (the love of his life) Dorothy Pogreba at a dance in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were married shortly thereafter on Jan. 15, 1944, at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Myles was an exceptionally skilled auto mechanic. Upon returning to Austin after his military service, he and Ray Bennett partnered in business, owning and operating Bennett & Ruble Auto Repair in Oakland, Minnesota. Later he went to work for H & S Carburetor & Electric Service. Retiring in 1984, Myles and Dorothy moved to Lake Wales, Florida, where he went back to work as the maintenance director at Highland Park Country Club. They returned to Austin in 1994. Myles was a member of Queen of Angels Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing the piano, boating, fishing and water skiing.

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Myles is survived by his daughters, Joan Parody, Orlando, Florida, Deanna Weis, Austin, and Mary Flaherty (Mike) Austin; 12 grandchildren, Bob Ruble, Jim Ruble, Kelly Connelly, Andrew Sudbury, Nick Parody, John Weis, Deidre Smith, Sarah Weis, Angela Weber, Michael Flaherty, Ashley Flaherty and Mariel Flaherty; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ruble; son, Douglas Ruble; parents, John and Inger Ruble; three brothers, Jim, Dick and Donald Ruble; sister, Lorraine Forthun; and son-in-law, Dan Weis.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Raul Silva officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. rosary, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Mayer Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour before the Mass on Saturday at the church. Military rites will be by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left at online