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Bennie Dale Rubendall

July 6, 1941 — August 22, 2022

Bennie Dale Rubendall, 81, of Rockford, passed away on August 22, 2022. He was born on July 6, 1941, in Polo, Illinois, the son of Rafe and Velva Rubendall. He served in the U.S. Army for 3 years. Bennie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. He married Susan Gustafson on August 15, 2004, in Minnesota. Bennie worked for the Rockford Register Star as an editor and reporter. He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the Black Powder Club. He enjoyed reading the news and jokes on his iPad.

Bennie is survived by his wife, Susan; stepchildren, Amy Gustafson and Matthew (Michelle) Gustafson; step grandchildren, Elijah, Hannah, Lauren, Alexandra and Caitlin; nephew, Matt Rubendall; and niece, Renee Huntman. He is predeceased by his parents, first wife, Kathryn Gallagher, and brother, Duane Rubendall.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Promedica Hospice and Senior Helpers.

Services are still pending at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Please share memories and condolences online at

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