Carolyn Ann Rubrake, age 81, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 2:30 am on Saturday November 9, 2019 at her residence. Born on November 3, 1938 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Bernard and Maxine (Ray) Bauer.
Carolyn attended Jefferson Center High School and graduated with the Class of 1957. On September 8, 1967 Carolyn married George Albert Rubrake in Columbia City.
She was a lifetime Whitley County resident, a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City Moose Lodge, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Carolyn enjoyed having fun, garage cleaning, and raising cain.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, George Rubrake of Columbia City; children Jay Wayne (Rose) Rubrake and Paula Michel both of Columbia City; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings Harry (Penny) Bauer of South Whitley, Ruth Schaefer of Harlan, and Charlotte Bowers of Mountain View, WY. She was preceded in death by her father Bernard Bauer, mother Maxine Welsheimer, step-father Jack Welsheimer, brother Raymond Bauer, and sister Marty Boocher.
A Celebration of Carolyn's life will be held from 1-5 pm on Sunday December 8, 2019 at Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, 985 North State Road 9, Columbia City.
Memorial contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to Parkview Whitley Hospice.
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George, Paula,Josh,Sam and Val and the entire family. I am sorry for your loss. She was truly a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Uncle George and Paula and family, Aunt Carolyn gave us all the most precious gift. Her life and love!! She gave with all her heart no matter what she did. These last 2 years have been a great struggle for all. But she left us to her new home with dignity. See you in heaven!! Love yo.
OH MY GOSH, I just check the obit's and noticed that Carolyn had pass. My sincere sympathy goes out to her husband and family and also to her sisters. I've known Carolyn for years. She was such a sweet and kind person. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Shirley (Nix) Smith, Richmond, IN
George, I am so sorry to read this about Carolyn. We had so many good times bowling together. So many good times. You have my sincere sympathy.
George, you & Carolyn have held a special place in our hearts for years. You both have been loved by my parents & our children (with Aaron & I sandwiched in between!) We love you both dearly. See you soon, Carlolyn! ❤
To the George Rubrake family I extend my sympathy to all of you. May the Lord keep you in his
in his care.
Rose Ann Ness Harris
George and family your all in my thoughts and prayers.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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