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“JeanLaura,Paula, Josh and familiesSorry to hear of the passing of uncle DickMany fond memories of working on the Rubie farm in the summers, and many...Read More »
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Richard T. "Dick" Rubie, age 72, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 8:15 a.m., on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. To honor Dick's life, funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Dick's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Dick was born on November 28, 1944, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of George and Marie (Gronau) Rubie.

Dick was united in marriage to his beautiful bride, Jean Miller, on July 16, 1977, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. Together they would raise their family on the farm just south of town and embrace the true joy of country living. Dick understood the value of hard work and he would also go and invest another 41 years of his time and talents with A.Y. McDonald's. When Dick found a little free time in his days you could find him working on his next perfect 300 game at the bowling alley, heading out into the timber on his next hunt for bragging rites on the biggest rack, or even just sitting down in his favorite chair at home watching a favorite western like it was the 1st time he'd ever seen it. Many memories of Dick remain today and we will always treasure his unique words of wisdom and continually laugh at his humorous admiration of both the real and imagined "squirrels". Sadly, Dick has spent his last evening around the campfire and now most of the stories will thankfully be about the wonderful legacy he leaves behind. We will miss Dick with all of our hearts, but thankfully find peace in our minds with the faith that we will all see him again in time.

Those left to cherish Richard's memory include

his loving wife,
Jean Rubie, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Laura (Mike) Kapparos, Hazel Green, WI,
Paula (Jake) Rios, Dubuque, IA
and Joshua Rubie, Dubuque, IA;

his grandchildren,
Alexandria, Aven, Justin, Victoria, Juliet and Catherine;

his 2 great-grandchildren;

and his siblings,
Irene Jecklin,
Arthur (Helen) Rubie,
Lois (Dave) Hartman
and Fred (Doty) Rubie, all of Dubuque, IA.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Rubie; 2 sisters, Eleanor (Don) Palmer and Helen (Frank) Augustine; and a brother-in-law, George Jecklin.

A Richard T. "Dick" Rubie memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Richard's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque, for all of the kind, compassionate and loving care of Richard and his family.