Gerald Rumpel, age 71,of Isanti passed away December 21, 2009 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 27th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Pastor Dale Stiles officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday, December 26th at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Monday.
Gerald Glen Rumpel was born April 18, 1938 in Rusheba Township, Chisago County to Lewis and Stella (Workman) Rumpel. He grew up in the Chisago and Isanti County area. Gerald served his country in the US Air Force from January 6, 1956 until June 18, 1959. He lived in lived in Louisiana and Minnesota for several years before moving to Isanti 30 years ago. He also spent several years in Colorado. Gerald worked as an auto mechanic and later as a cement finisher with his friend Jim Wood. Gerald was a great hunter and fisherman. He also loved partying and dancing. Gerald had a unique sense of humor; he enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest.
Gerald G. Rumpel passed away December 21, 2009 at his home at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 3 days. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Connie Sue Rumpel, three brothers, Charles, Bernard and Jack Rumpel, one sister, Lois Loveland and one great-grandson, Tyler Lachney.
He is survived by two sons; Ricky Rumpel (Kathy) of Isanti, Louis Rumpel of Moorehead; two daughters, Cindy Lachney (Roger Paine) of Cambridge, Gerri Lyn Mitchell (Thomas) of Brook Park; four brothers, Spike Mayes (Diane) of Frederick, WI, William Mayes Jr. of Isanti, Randall Bondeli of Frederick, WI, Royal Sanford of Stillwater; two sisters, Nancy Bengston of Harris, Georgia Mount of Luck, WI; by ten grandchildren, Katelyn Rumpel, Kyle Lachney, Connie Poundstone (Carl), Jeffrey Davis, Traci Mitchell, Jerik Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Joshua Rumpel, Heather Rumpel, and Tabitha Rumpel and three great-grandchildren, Tyron Lachney, Brice Lachney and Dominick Davis, other relatives and friends.