George Dubbeldee

December 24, 2019

obit Dubbeldee PhotoFeb. 1, 1924 – Dec. 11, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial for George Dubbeldee, age 95 of Marshall, was 10:30 a.m. Mon­day, Dec. 16 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. with a CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Ser­vice at 6:30 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation contin­ued Monday, 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with military honors followed the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
George Arnold Dubbeldee was born Feb. 1, 1924, on the family farm in Marshfield Township of Lincoln County to Richard “Dick” and Anna (Schreurs) Dubbeldee. He was a member of St. Diony­sius Catholic Church in Tyler until moving to Marshall in 1995, where he attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. George attended ru­ral country school and gradu­ated from Tyler High School in 1941. He farmed with his father and brother until he was called to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. George served with the 27th Infantry Division on Okinawa and was among the early oc­cupation troops in Japan fol­lowing the war. In November 1945, he was transferred to General Headquarters in To­kyo, where he served as a Staff Sergeant in General Douglas MacArthur’s Honor Guard. He was a part of the security detail at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo until he returned home to the farm on Nov. 15, 1946.
On Aug. 30, 1949, he was united in marriage to Bea­trice Drietz at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. To this union was born a son and three daughters—Rich­ard “Rick,” Debra, Jill and Joy. George was Post Commander and a continuous member of the American Legion in Ty­ler since 1946. He served on the Tyler Lumber Company Board of Directors and be­longed to the Tyler Knights of Columbus. He loved reading, old-time music, playing rolle bolle, horse shoes and watch­ing sports on TV. He especially enjoyed pro football and play­ing cards at the Senior Center.
George died Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Avera Marshall Re­gional Medical Center in Mar­shall. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Beatrice; children Rick (and Angela) Dubbeldee of Tyler, Debra (and Larry Nielsen) of Stewartville, Jill (and Tom Kuhn) of St. Joseph, and Joy (and Peter Hellie) of Hanley Falls; four grandsons, four granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; sister Gladys (and Ken) Stassen of Faribault; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his par­ents and four brothers—Ed­ward, Lawrence, Melvin and Raymond.
Arrangements were with Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors of Marshall.