Joseph Paul Rumberger, age 91, departed this life on December 30, 2020. He was born on July 27, 1929 to Joseph Paul Rumberger, Sr. and Helen Africa Kline. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather,great grandfather and great-great grandfather. He was greatly beloved by all of his family. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in the temple for many years. He was a humble man but had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. He loved attending church and serving others.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, a younger brother, Robert, his wife of 55 years, Pauline Marjorie Worthington, and their first child, Steven. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Young and his sweet wife, Leona Mae Makemson. His surviving posterity includes 3 daughters, Susan Romney, Karen Spencer, and Janet Hale; 17 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Joe was a man of many talents and interests. As a young man he served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a 2nd class electrician. He was a contractor by trade. He loved animals, gardening and farming. He also loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. His real passion for many years was competing in equestrian competitions such as cutting and team penning. He also loved helping and serving his family, neighbors and friends.
Our family wants to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to his neighbors, friends, ward members, and health care providers for the countless ways they helped him, served him, and loved him. He will be greatly missed by so many because he touched so many lives.