Charles Rumbolz

Dates

September 13, 1950 - November 12, 2020

Obituary

Charles Rumbolz, 70, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 16, 2020 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Ethan, SD. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 PM Sunday at Bittner Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Charles “Charlie” Rumbolz was born on September 13, 1950 to Ernest and MaryAnn (Zwinger) Rumbolz in Parkston, SD.  He went to Ethan grade school for first and second grade. After moving to Mitchell, he then attended Notre Dame from third to graduation in 1968.  He was active in sports during his high school years with football and wrestling.  He was a lineman on the varsity team.  In 1966-1967 they were undefeated, and in 1967 he was awarded All State. 

In 1969 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he served his country for four years.  He was called home to help operate the family business, Rumbolz Conoco where he met his wife Bev.  In 1975 Charlie married Beverly Riggs of Ethan.  Over the years he has worked at Koch Brothers Oil Refinery in MN, Hormels, and he sold Old West Seeds to farmers for many years.  Charlie was currently working for DMS imaging of Witchita, KS, transporting mobile medical scanning machines to communities for 25 years.  In his early years he was a talented pool shark, winning many awards in the states 8 ball pool tournaments. Charlie enjoyed the game and the many friends he made during his years of competition.  He enjoyed having coffee with his buddies, and loved his family. Charlie was a kind soul who would help all who asked.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Beverly of 45 years; two daughters, Kara and Sara of Phoenix, AZ; and grandson, Andrew (Katy) of Tempe AZ.; brothers, Gary (Cheryl) of Sterling, IL, and Dave of Mitchell; and sister, Diane (Jim) Suhr of Phoenix, AZ.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and MaryAnn; infant son, Stephan Paul; brother, Jim; sister, Deb; niece, Mindy; and in-laws, Darrell and Virginia Riggs.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Monday, November 16, 2020
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Hillcrest Cemetery
Ethan, SD


Posted by Julie on November 22, 2020
RIP Charlie. You were a good man to many people, kind and caring. All my sympathies to Bev and all the family.
Posted by Colleen Stadlman on November 20, 2020
My sympathies to all of you. Treasure his memories and love.
Posted by Mike Kenton on November 19, 2020
I had the good fortune of being a freshman on the Notre Dame football team when Charlie was a senior. Although Charlie was clearly the best player on the team he never did anything to bring attention to himself. Charlie was a class act.
Posted by David "Didge" Jemming on November 18, 2020
Charlie was one of the nicest guys I ever meet sorry for your loss
Posted by Kyle baas on November 18, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Rumbolz family.
I grew up knowing the family from the little liquor store in Burr Street buying candy. I have many pictures of Deb over the years. Memories of Charlie playing pool at the locker room. I worked with Charlie for a year at Old West Feeds. He was a kind gentle man toward me. I always looked up to Charlie. He had a lot of wise words to speak. My heart goes out to the family,
Posted by Ken Hauser on November 17, 2020
So sorry and shocked to hear about Charle. Went to school through out grade school and high school together. I always liked Charlie and respected the way he lived his life. Always thought he would be the last man standing.
Posted by Jay Rumbolz on November 16, 2020
Just read the numerous comments above and that says it all about Charlie.
So many kind words about a very kind and giving man. I had not seen Charlie for some time, but had the opportunity to see and talk to him when he came to my surprise 60th birthday party a couple years ago and again to my dads service this summer. RIP cousin Charlie.
Posted by Ken and Mary Jane Giblin on November 16, 2020
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. We loved having you guys as neighbors. Our last visit was at the 50th reunion. Charlie knew everyone and never missed a beat to visit with everyone around him.
Posted by Dave Phillips on November 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I knew Charlie from the early 60's when I would go down to their house to play with Jim. We were just punching bags to Charlie and his friends back in those days. Our goal was to stay out of his reach! He will be missed by all.
Posted by Marcy (Jacobsen) Gregg on November 16, 2020
Sara, Bev and family. So sorry for your loss of Charlie. So many special memories back in the day. He was always a kind man to us girls. Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time and the times ahead. My heart is with you. Xoxo
Marcy
Posted by Bruce Rumbolz on November 16, 2020
My deepest condolences to my Aunt Bev and family. Charles was my Uncle and my Godfather. His random calls and check In's to see how my life and family was doing will be missed.
Posted by Rob Thompson on November 16, 2020
You and J.R. were the real deal, RIP.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on November 16, 2020
Always loved visiting with Charlie and remanicing about growing up together. Rest In Peace dear friend!
Posted by Tom Long on November 15, 2020
Charlie played football on teams that I coached at Mitchell Notre Dame. He was a great player. He liked to "mix it up". I don't remember the last time we got together, but I remember our days of football together. RIP Charlie and God speed.
Posted by Jeremy Suhr on November 15, 2020
Best Uncle you can ever have! Rest in peace.
Posted by Hollie Karber on November 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Charlie was a great guy! He loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather! You are in my heart and prayers!
Posted by JoAnn Hohn on November 15, 2020
Praying for the whole Rumbolz family at the loss of Charlie way to sudden
Posted by Darrel and diane on November 15, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie our prayers are with you and family
Posted by Joe and Helen Puetz on November 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bill Goldammer on November 15, 2020
Sorry for your loss Bev I really like Charlie was a nice man take care
Posted by Jim koehler on November 15, 2020
I knew Charlie since grade school. His word was his bond. Always did what he said he would. So sorry for his loss.
Posted by Dale and Cherie Baumgart on November 15, 2020
Bev and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Tiffaney, Shayne & boys on November 15, 2020
My heart aches for you Bev, Kari, Sara, and Andrew. I know he was your world. I remember the phones calls, how he would call to make sure everyone was always doing ok. His trips to Phoenix,
he always made sure to stop by and see all of Diane's kids, even when his trips were short. (He made the time) Charlie was a genuine caring person to everyone and he will be missed greatly. Praying for comfort for you guys, and Charlie's siblings. ♥️
Posted by Paul and Barb Wilson on November 15, 2020
Bev and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Charlie. Thoughts and prayers are with you. No matter when we would be in Mitchell and see Charlie, he always had a smile on his face.
Posted by Lisa Rumbolz on November 15, 2020
I have no words that can describe the extent of my sympathy. I will always remember Charlie’s humor and sweetness. I remember a time when I called Dave to wish him a Happy Birthday, and Charlie answered the phone. He tried to convince me that he was Dave. I could hear Dave and my dad(Gary) laughing in the background. Oh those three and their Shenanigans!!! Charlie brought out the light side in everyone. He will truly be missed!
Posted by Reg, Sharon & Norma Rumbolz on November 15, 2020
Our hearts ache for you all! Charlie was one of a kind guy! The cousins always had the best of times together! May God wrap His loving arms around you all!
Posted by Tricia Rumbolz on November 15, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy and love to you Aunt Bev, Kerri, Sara, and Andrew during this very sad time. Charlie was a strong anchor in our family. He was always so generous with his time, and went out of his way to keep us all connected. He will be forever loved and missed. Rest in peace Uncle Charlie
Posted by Gail Denne on November 15, 2020
Sorry to hear of Charlie passing, alll the year of Mike and Charlie playing pool together and all the fun for the wife’s. He was a great friend. He will be missed I can’t believe Mike and Charlie passed so close maybe they are playing pool in heaven. Prayers and hugs
Posted by Junie and Susie Hohn on November 15, 2020
Bev our hearts are heavy. We are thinking of you . So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Larry and Susan Hohn on November 15, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. A wonderful man
And a dear childhood friend. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted by Wayne & Carmen Allen on November 15, 2020
Bev & family: we are saddened to hear about Charlie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our last conversation was at our 50th class reunion....
Posted by Jane Goldammer on November 15, 2020
Bev and family , I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers
Posted by Vicky Herrick on November 14, 2020
Bev I am so sorry to read this. Hugs to you and your family
Posted by Darla (Rumbolz) White & family on November 14, 2020
Aunt Bev and family, I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle Charlie. My heart goes out to you and the rest of the family. This is a great loss and Uncle Charlie is going to be greatly missed. Praying for you and the rest of the family to find strength, comfort and peace during your time of grieving. Love you all. You are all in my thoughts.
Posted by Gary and Cheryl Rumbolz on November 14, 2020
Bev and family, prayers for healing through this difficult time. So many people will miss Charles.He was such a nice person.
Posted by Ruth Reif on November 14, 2020
Bev I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted by Christopher Mark on November 14, 2020
I've worked with Charlie for the last 4 years or so. We've lost a Great Co-Worker and Great Friend. I'll miss his stories of his time as a Coast Guardsman and our contests of whether I could identify classic 50s, 60s, 70s musicians. I'll miss him greatly. To Charlie's Family, I thank you for sharing him with us as I know it took him away from home quite a bit. We are sorry for your loss as I am sure I also speak for Charlie's other co-workers down here in Kansas and Missouri. It was truly a pleasure to know Charlie.
Posted by Cathy Dobras on November 14, 2020
Sorry about hearing the news about Charlie. Your family are in my prayers. I've known him a long time
Posted by Terry & Marilyn Hohn on November 14, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing.
He was a great guy and enjoyed seeing him when we came to Mitchell.
You have our deepest sympathy to all of you
Posted by Ricky Butts Oberembt on November 14, 2020
Bev and family, Charlie RIP, greatly missed.
Posted by Dennis an Kathy Bruske on November 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to you Bev and family. Charlie was a great guy, he will be missed. Our prayers an thoughts are with you.
Posted by Leona and Dave Feiner on November 14, 2020
All the best to u and ur family, stay strong and remember all the good times.
Posted by Betty Bruske Keeton on November 14, 2020
Bev and family so sorry to hear about Charlie. I can see by all the comments Charlie was well liked by many people. I just want to say that Bev and the Riggs family were a blessing to the Bruske family as we grew up in Ethan. May God bless the memory of Charlie as he blest his life with many friends.
Posted by Bill & Renee Schultz on November 14, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Bill has fond memories of Charlie from the days at the station on Burr Street. Our thoughts are with you all.
Posted by Georgia Livesay on November 14, 2020
I was so surprised to find out that your husband Charlie has passed away ... I remember at our class reunions Charlie always wanted to know how I was doing from the last 10 years ?? He was such a nice person to know .. He will be missed by many . Bev you take care of yourself and stay safe !!!!!




Posted by Wilbur Baldwin Jr on November 13, 2020
Bev and family so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing.Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jerry Feddersen on November 13, 2020
Prayers to the families he will be missed by many!!!
Posted by Lynn. TerMeer on November 13, 2020
Bev,,& Family So Sorry For Your Loss,,,, He was a Wonderful Man
Your All In My Thoughts & Prayers.,,,,, GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU 🙏
Posted by Tim and Millie Wermers on November 13, 2020
Sorry to hear of Charlie passing. Will keep your family in our prayers.
Posted by Bob & Sandi Young on November 13, 2020
Thinking of you and your family. So very sorry to hear about Charlie. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by Linda Morehead on November 13, 2020
So very sorry Bev you will be in my prayers!
Posted by John Metz on November 13, 2020
Charlie will be missed!! I consider myself very fortunate to have known Charlie for over 50 years. A great guy!!
Posted by Denny evers &Patty McCarthy on November 13, 2020
Charlie was one of my great friends, going back to the 60!s. We will miss him tremendously. Our condolences and prayers to you a d your fa ily, Bev
Posted by Charlie Prickett on November 13, 2020
Always the gentleman - he will be missed.
Posted by Lorie Stevenson Wilson on November 13, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you Bev and your family
Posted by Anne & Arlen Moke on November 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Warren And Kathy Zens on November 13, 2020
Charlie Was A Great Friend Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss Will Keep You Folks In Our Prayers
Posted by Tom & Janet McNary on November 13, 2020
Bev & family, Charlie, Bill Koehler, and I went off to the Coast Guard January 1969. Charlie was a great guy and will be missed. Always good seeing him over the years. May he RIP.
Posted by Mary Freeman on November 13, 2020
Bev and family, so sorry to hear about Charlie. The Rumbolz and Riggs families were our family friends as long as I can remember. Stay strong and remember all of the good times.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on November 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you Bev and to your family, may God give you strength through this difficult time.
Posted by Lori Solberg on November 13, 2020
My sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Rick & Sharon Youngbluth on November 13, 2020
Bev and family, so sorry to hear about Charlie. You are in our prayers
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 13, 2020
Bev and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this hard time ! We all have some great memories of Charlie! He will be miss by all of us !!!!
Posted by Dusty Peterson on November 13, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Posted by Pam Moke on November 13, 2020
Bev and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed always seeing him in drive-up. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by Gary Ruff on November 13, 2020
Bev so sorry for your lost Charlie was one of the kindest men I ever knew prayers for you and your family at this difficult time
Posted by Peggy Kowall on November 13, 2020
Bev, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a genuinely nice guy & will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Posted by Jeannie -Bob Schoenfelder on November 13, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers are with you Bev and family.
Posted by Doug and Toni Seiner on November 13, 2020
Our sincere sympathies to Bev and family. We always enjoyed our time with Charlie and will miss our driveway conversations. He was a real sweetheart of a guy who we will remember with fondness!!
Posted by Scott & Barb Phillips on November 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Mark & Wanda Belitz on November 13, 2020
Our sympathy Bev to you and your family. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Dave & Anne Wieger on November 13, 2020
Bev and family, so sorry to hear about Charlie. Thinking of all of you.
Posted by Larry stunes on November 13, 2020
Lots of good memories with Charlie he will be missed
Posted by Kim Vuchetich (Karber) on November 13, 2020
Bev and girls so sorry for your loss! Charlie was a great guy!
Posted by Jesse and Kent Dicus on November 13, 2020
Lot's of memories with my friend Charlie. Rest peacefully buddy. You'll be missed by many.
Posted by Larry and Mary Crane on November 13, 2020
Dear Bev and Family
We are saddened to learn the news of Charlie’s passing.
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
A friend from way back to the Burr Street gas station days.
So very sorry
Hugs to you my friend Mary and Larry
Posted by Bill koehler on November 13, 2020
I have a lot of good memories with Charlie, you will be missed, my prayers are with you Be.
Posted by Vicky Brooks Bailey on November 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing.. He was a nice guy & will be missed by many.. Prayers to you all & God bless.🙏🏼
Posted by Wes Pierson on November 13, 2020
So sorry. I have a lot of fond memories of Charlie going back 50 years. Gonna miss him.
Posted by Vickie Gukeisen on November 13, 2020
Bev, I'm so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Prayers are with you.
Posted by Jason & Arin Riggs on November 13, 2020
Bev & family~ our deepest condolences, your in our thoughts & prayers 🙏🏼
All our love to you at this difficult time❤️
Posted by Lori Deibert on November 13, 2020
No words can describe how sorry I am for your immense loss. Knowing Charlie was a privilege! Wishing you softer tomorrows.
Posted by Stan ruff on November 13, 2020
Sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏 prayers for your family
Posted by Jim/Diane Suhr on November 13, 2020
Bev and family, we are so sorry that Charlie passed away. Healing thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was loved by many and we sure will miss him deeply.
Posted by Tama Backlund on November 12, 2020
Bev and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Bill & Cindy (McDaniel) Desy on November 12, 2020
Bev & family you are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on November 12, 2020
Our sincere sympathies.
Charlie & Ernie were like brothers! He’ll be missed by several friends and family. Bev and the girls our in our prayers.
Posted by Sally Merkwan on November 12, 2020
Sorry to hear about Charlie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Bob Jonasen on November 12, 2020
Bev and family, I grew up a couple blocks from Chuck and his family as well as going to school with him. He was a great guy and will be missed as well as being remembered. So sorry for your loss!
Posted by Roger & Sandra Smith on November 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers sent your way
Posted by Jo Ann Twedt on November 12, 2020
Richard and I send our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our prayers.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 12, 2020
Bev and Family, there are no words to express, the sadness we feel, with the news of Charlie’s passing. He is the kind of guy we just knew forever, a quiet man. God keep you all in His Love and Care.
Posted by Lyle and Jerilyn Button on November 12, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Prayers
Posted by Bob and Bobbi Riggs on November 12, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bev and family. Charlie was a terrific man and will be missed!
Posted by Gloria Hanson on November 12, 2020
Bev so sorry to hear about Charlie death. He will be missed.
Posted by Robert and Ethel McGuire on November 12, 2020
Our sympathy to Bev and all the family. May God bless you.
Posted by Barb (Bruske) Mecham on November 12, 2020
Dear Bev & family: Praying for God's comfort, strength & peace at this difficult time. My heart is broken over the passing of my friend Charlie. We were classmates at NDHS, Class of 68. I will remember him as a kind, genuine down to earth guy, who was always there for others. Charlie was one of those special people who come into our lives and make a lasting impression. He will be very missed but not forgotten. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
With Heartfelt Sympathy & Love, Barb & Bill
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on November 12, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Bev and family. Charlie was a nice guy💛🙏💛
Posted by Kevin Thurman on November 12, 2020
Bev and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Charlie will be missed.
Posted by Vicky Hohn on November 12, 2020
Bev and family So sorry to hear about charlie your in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Kaus on November 12, 2020
So sorry to hear this, Prayers to the family
Posted by Gary Bainbridge on November 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Used to see him here in Great Bend every so often. May you find peace during this difficult time.
Posted by Barb Dulaney on November 12, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing good guy May God bless you all at this time take care
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