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Quintin T. Rubald Jr.

Quintin T. Rubald Jr.


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Quintin T. Rubald Jr., 75, of Crosslake, formerly of St. Cloud, was at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. A reception was held at the St. Cloud Country Club immediately following.

Quint passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated. Burial with military honors was at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Arrangements were with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Quint was born Aug. 20, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Quintin T. Sr. and Hazel (Elliott) Rubald. He graduated from Cathedral High School and from St. John’s University with an ROTC commission in 1960. He entered military service directly out of college and married Delores B. Segner in 1962 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Waconia. While serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was deployed to Vietnam and Korea. While serving in Vietnam, Quint was awarded several medals, including the Bronze Star in connection with ground operations against hostile forces. Quint resigned from active duty in 1970 and continued on in the Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He returned to St. Cloud in 1970 to join his father at Rubald Beverage Company. The business continued to grow and expand through its sale in 1996. During this time, he was active with and president of the Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association. Quint was one of the original shareholders and advisers to his son’s startup company, Summit Fire Protection, from 1999 until 2006. He was a member of the St. Cloud Country Club, St. Cloud VFW Granite Post No. 428, the St. Cloud American Legion Post No. 76 and the Crosslake American Legion. He retired to Crosslake in 2006 and was a member of Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.

Quint was an avid hunter and outdoorsman whose hunting trips took him from the canyons of New Mexico to the mountains of Alaska. He had an incredible love of pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his family, many friends and black labs. Quint also enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing off the dock with his grandchildren and traveling with Delores throughout the United States and Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Delores, of Crosslake; children, Rochelle (Brian) Boyer, of London, England, Quintin III (Mary Lau), of Medina, and Jennifer (Robert) Birkeland, of Crosslake; seven grandchildren, Dylan and Noah Boyer, Olivia, Tatum and Quintin IV Rubald, Genevieve and Tollef Birkeland; brothers and sister, Elliott, of Clear Lake, Marilyn Rubald, of St. Cloud, and Cy (Angie), of Naperville, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Annette (Tom) Williams and Bernie (Bob) Joos, both of Waconia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred to the local Parkinson’s Research Foundation and to Cathedral High School.