Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Charles Alvin Ruble Jr.

April 4, 1929September 5, 2020

Charles A. “Chuck” “Rube” Ruble, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Born April 4, 1929 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Charles and Cecelia M. Larsen. A 1947 graduate of Albert Lea High School, he attended the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul. He served in the US Army as a Radio Operator in the 7th Infantry Division in Japan and Korea. He worked at Knapp Co. and Aldens Inc in the Display Department before his employment with the State of Michigan Department of Transportation for 30 years, the last 20 with the Bureau of Aeronautics as a draftsman and graphic arts designer.

Chuck was a scoutmaster for 10 years, served on the DeWitt Charter Township Public Safety Committee for 11 years, and was a charter member of the Grand Ledge Woodcarver’s Club, serving as President and Secretary Treasurer since its inception. He was a DeWitt Ox Roast board member and a member of the DeWitt VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Charlotte Vandekamp; and brothers, Henry, Roger, Robert, and Douglas Ruble.

Chuck will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Irene “Molly” (Wilcox) Ruble; his children, Daniel (Denise) and Steven (Julie); his grandchildren, Denise (Jeff) Urbain, Erin (Chris) Compton, Nicholas (Ashley) Heniser, Christopher (Mark) Ruble, and Andrew (Laura) Ruble; his great-grandchildren, Trenton, Emma, Max, Noelle, Sasha, and Charlie; his brothers, Bruce, Karl (Cheryl), and Peter (Mary Jane) Ruble; and his sisters-in-law, Jenny (Steve) Fernand and Jane Ruble.

A private family service will be held, with a memorial service to be held at a later date for Chuck’s many family members and friends. Interment will take place in DeWitt City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Chuck’s honor to Hospice House of Michigan through the Sparrow Foundation, 1322 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204, Lansing, MI 48909.


  • Sparrow Hospice House


  • Private Committal Service


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Steve Schultz

September 10, 2020

I worked with Chuck at Aeronautics, but only for a few years before he retired. I remember he always was in a good mood and always having a smile for everyone. My Dad, Marty Schultz, worked with Chuck for most of his 20 years there. I remember when Marty retired, Chuck put together a book with photos of all their co-workers as a reminder of them all. I recall he did that for every retiree. Our family still has that book. I will miss Chuck, and will keep him in my prayers.

Terry Morgan

September 9, 2020

Molly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We know where Chuck is now. He was a sweet guy and we were blessed to know him. May our Lord and Savior comfort you at this time.

Dennis Schmitt

September 8, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
Dennis & Kerry Schmitt

Kathy(Bubs) (Vande Kamp) Best

September 8, 2020

Uncle Chessie was in our lives since we were born. He was one of my moms brothers, one of eight. She loved them all and we always had great times together. Family reunions and visits. This picture I enclosed was carved by Chessie for my mom. She was so pleased with this carving by Chessie. I have it now and I see it and think of him and my mom. It was made while they visited. Memories!!!! Love them. Cherish all your memories, they will help you through your loss. Love you and thinking of you all, Bubs

Tom Jewell

September 7, 2020

Dear Molly and Dan so sorry to hear about Chuck, my prayers are with you.

Joyce Jones

September 7, 2020

So sorry to hear about Chuck. Our prayers and hugs go out to Molly and her family.

Tony and Ruth Drago

September 7, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Ruble family. Molly, our hearts go out
to you. He was such a great guy. May God give you strength and
comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Marilee Powell

September 7, 2020

Saddened to see Mr. Ruble has passed. He was always kind and friendly, a true asset to the DeWitt community. David and I offer our deepest condolences to his family.

David and Marilee Powell
DeWitt, Mi.

joseph lamacchia

September 7, 2020

Molly, I am so sorry to hear that chuck passed away. I can still remember the stories he used to tell around the camp fire when our scout troop went camping.Our prayers are with you.

Marilyn (Wilcox) Wahlstrom

September 7, 2020

Uncle Rube was an amazing man on so many levels. I am blessed to have one of his stunning carvings ...I look at it everyday and think how lucky I am to enjoy something this man held, created and loved doing. His love of family and quiet sense of humor is what I will always remember. Hugging Aunt Molly and her family with my heart. RIP Uncle Rube,
Marilyn and Rick Wahlstrom


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