Robert L. Reuber, 88, Jasper

Robert L. Reuber, 88, Jasper, died at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

He was born in Jasper on Nov. 1, 1925, to Joseph and Anna (Schneider) Reuber. He married Katherine “Katie” Turk on April 2, 1946, in Loogootee. She died Aug. 26, 2006.

Surviving are a daughter, Sara Reuber of Jasper; three sons, Joe Reuber and wife Becky and Clint Reuber and wife Stacey of Jasper and Michael Reuber and wife Patricia of Wadesville; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Reuber; four sisters, Gertrude Denning-Hoffman, Philomena “Minnie” Reuber, Amelia Martin and Maria J. Schepers; and two brothers, Ferdinand J. and Ignatius Reuber.

Mr. Reuber and his wife owned and operated Reuber’s Food Mart in Jasper for 33 years. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran who served in the European theater in World War II. He was a member of  St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the Lions Club and the Patoka Lake Sailing Club. He enjoyed sailing, camping and woodworking.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.




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