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Robert "Bob" Rumple

January 13, 1931 - March 01, 2017

Funeral Service - Saturday

March 04, 2017
- 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

March 04, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Robert "Bob" Rumple

January 13, 1931 - March 01, 2017


Robert passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo at the age of 86.

Robert Martin Rumple was born on January 13, 1931 in Vienna, SD to John and Dorothy (Durfey) Rumple.

Robert attended grammar school at Winsor 18 and later attended Bangor 8, both in Brookings County. He graduated from Sinai High School in 1949. After graduation, Robert worked a short time at the Sinai Elevator before joining the United States Air Force in August of 1949.

Robert would go on to serve his country for 21 years in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Master Sergeant Robert Rumple retired and was honorably discharged on September 1, 1970. He moved his family to Glenburn, ND where he ran a successful automotive repair business. He later worked as a marine mechanic for Hensen’s Taxidermy and Marine in Minot, ND.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing in ND. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Robert is survived by his six children, Jenny Uythoven of Wichita Falls, TX, Jack (Patty) Harmon of Sandy Hook, KY, William (Diane) Rumple of Arlington, SD, James (Kathy) Rumple of Bismarck, ND, Mitch (Kathy) Rumple of Fargo, ND and Linda Hartley of Bossier City, LA; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey Landauer of Brookings, SD and Crystal Kannegieter of Willow Lake, SD.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 39 years, Wilma L. (Bays) Rumple; a sister, Lois Rames; and two granddaughters, Sandy Hemming and Jamie Haupt.


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7 responses to “Robert “Bob” Rumple”

  1. Jodie Jones says:

    Mitch and family,
    Our thoughts and prayer are with you and all the family
    Alan & Jodie Jones
    Watford City, ND & Hendersonville, NC

  2. Steve & Sharon O'Connor says:

    I will miss Bob greatly. He was and has been my best friend and mentor since we first met in 1964 at the 5th Fighter Squadron Minot ND. There isn’t a week that hasn’t gone by that I didn’t think of him and Loretta. The last time we visited Bob in Fargo we had a great visit. Sharon and I went home and made him a quilt with hunting scenes print. We hope it kept him warm and he enjoyed it.
    He will be missed by all especially his family and by Sharon & I.

    My deepest Sympathies
    God’s speed Bob

    Steve & Sharon O’Connor

  3. Pattie Hartley Vicksburg,MS. says:

    I met Bob when his daughter Linda married my son.Everyone loved him.He will be missed by family and friends.GOD be with you all.

  4. Tony Alef says:

    It is with great sadness that my good friend, Bob, from 5th Fighter days & neighbors in Glenburn has now passed away. Rest in Peace Bob.

  5. Karlyle Hemming says:

    He will be missed by many…
    R.I.P. Grandpa Rumple
    Say Hello to Sandy and take good care of her.

  6. Don Walker says:

    I worked for Bob in the Air Force at Minot 67 to 69. He was a wonderful boss and I’ve never forgotten him in all the years. We called him Ace because he seemed to know everything about the planes we cared for.. I stayed in the military due to him caring enough to persuade me to be career military. Thanks to Bob ,when I cam there I was a low E3 and under 4years service I I was promoted to SSGT E 5 and he recommended me to take an assignment to England. Due to his perservearance with young Airmen he had a crack unit for maintenance. I’m sure he will be sorely missed. Don E Walker MSGT USAF Retired.

  7. Don Walker says:

    Sorry to hear Bob has passed, I’m one of his old troops that worked with in at Minot AFB.

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