Ellis Kendall Vaubel (1914 - 1996) and Helen Elizabeth Christensen (Abt. 1915)

Ellis Kendall Vaubel was born 05 May 1914 near Dysart, Tama County, Iowa, USA.  He was the son of Oliver Charles Vaubel ( 21 Feb 1891, Monroe Twp., Benton County, Iowa, USA - 14 Feb 1939, Dysart, Tama County, Iowa, USA) and Anna Mabel Shafer (11 Jan 1893, Garrison, Benton County, Iowa, USA - 06 Sep 1973, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA).  He died 18 Mar 1996 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.

Helen Elizabeth Christensen was born Abt. 1915 in Clay Township, Clay County, Iowa, USA.  She was the daughter of Arthur C. Christensen (Abt. 1888, Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA - 05 Jul 1942, Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA) and Hannah Jensen (Abt. 1891, Iowa, USA - ?).

They were married 1940 in Royal, Clay County, Iowa, USA.

Notes for Ellis Kendall Vaubel:

DOB/DOM: Ellis Kendall Vaubel, 1990

Social Security Death Index Name: Ellis K. Vaubel SSN: 483-10-7224 Last Residence: 51355 Okoboji, Dickinson, Iowa, United States of America Born: 6 May 1914 Died: 18 Mar 1996 State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)

Dr. E. K. Vaubel

Ellis Kendall Vaubel was born to Mabel Shafer and Oliver Vaubel May 5, 1914 in Dysart, Iowa. He attended schools there and graduated from Dysart High School in 1932. Dr. Vaubel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. After an internship at Methodist Hospital ln Indlanapolis and further training at Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago), Dr. Vaubel initiated the blood bank program for the Iowa Department of Health. During World War II, Dr, Vaubel served in the US Army and established blood banks for the war effort in the United States and Cuba.

In 1940, Dr. Vaubel married Helen Christensen in Royal, Iowa. After World War II, they made their home in Estherville where he practiced family medicine for 34 years. In retirement years Dr. Vaubel worked for an HM0 in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1979, he has made his home at Okoboji, Iowa and Mesa, Arizona,

Dr. Vaubel was active in many community organizations including Kiwanis and Emmet County Medical Society, He was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church (Estherville) Chief of Staff at Holy Family Hospital, a member of the Board of Directors of Okoboji Yacht Club, of the Iowa Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, one brother, Dean Vaubel (Dysart, Iowa), one sister, Helene Daub (Milwaukee, Wise),, four children: E. .K. Vaubel, Jr. (Sunrise Beach, MO), Mary Jean Montgomery (Spencer, IA), Christi Deck (St. Louis NO, and John Vaubel (Okoboji; Iowa); ten grandchildren and many relatives and friends

A Memorial has been established at the University of Iowa Foundation, designated for the Pulmonary Diseases Research at the University of Iowa Medical School, Trinity Lutheran Church (Estherville) and Universlty of Okoboji Foundation, Donations to the University of Iowa Foundation ma, y be sent directly to:

Pulmonary Diseases Research University of Iowa Foundation P, 0, Box 4550

Iowa City, IA 52244

Notes for Helen Elizabeth Christensen:

1925 IA census: Helen Christinsen abt 1910 Female White 1925 Clay Daughter fa: C A Christinsen, mo:Hannah Jensen


Left to Right: 1) E.K. Vaubel, about 9 mo., c.1915; 2) E.K. Vaubel c. 1920; 3) high school graduation photograph, Class of 1932 (and see below).


Class of 1932, Dysart High School.  Ellis K. Vaubel is the second directly right of the 1932.

Left to Right: 1) Ellis in the army olives, c.1942; 2) in his medical whites, c.1942, and 3) Ellis and Helen's wedding photo, 1940.

Left to Right: 1) Margaret Christensen (left) and Helen Christensen (right), c. 1925; 2) Helen, c. 1940.

E.K. Vaubel and Helen Christensen wedding party.  L-R: David Blahaa,  Arleyne Hendrickson, Amy Christensen Oosterhuis, Margaret Christensen Peterson, Helen Christensen Vaubel, Ellis Kendall Vaubel, Dean Vaubel, Florence Frese, Lola Jesperson Vonglan, Don Weber.

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