The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 16, 2013

Rummel, 100

Enid News & Eagle

— Albert “Al” Rummel celebrated his 100th birthday with a two-day celebration Sept. 28-29 with family at the home of Kathleen and Dan Long. Family members came from Florida, Texas, Nebraska and California.

Al was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Stromsburg, Neb., the son of Oliver and Florence Rummel.

He attended school in Nebraska, graduating from O’Neill High School in 1930.

He enlisted in the Army on Aug. 5, 1941, and was stationed at Fort Manmouth, N.J. He was sent to the South Pacific, Manila and Tokyo before going to Fort McArthur, San Pedro, Calif. He was discharged Jan. 6, 1946, as first sergeant.

Al and Maurine Nicholson were married June 20, 1948, in Pasadena, Calif.

He worked for Rexall Drug in Los Angeles for five years before they moved to Enid, where he worked 38 years for Failings GEFCO, retiring in 1982.

Al is a member of Masonic Lodge with a master’s degree. He also is a member of Oakwood Christian Church.

His children are Kathleen Long and husband Dan, Enid, and Jon Rummel and wife Debra, Broken Arrow. He has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.