Joseph R. Reuber, 70, Jasper

Joseph R. “Joe” Reuber, 70, of Jasper, passed away at 6:56 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, after receiving a lung transplant due to a battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Joe was born in Washington on February 16, 1950, to Robert and Katherine (Turk) Reuber.

His first marriage was to Phyllis Foster. She preceded him in death in 2006. He married Becky Borrell Dunn on December 22, 2010, in Deming, New Mexico.

He was a 1968 graduate of Jasper High School.

Joe was a master sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1967-1988, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan, El Toro, California, Cubi Point, Philippines, Perris Island, South Carolina, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and Beaufort, South Carolina. He worked in aviation ground support and was a C-130 in-flight engineer for in-flight refueling. He also was a production control chief, quality assurance chief, drill instructor, Individual Material Readiness List chief and an aircraft support equipment chief.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, he worked in property management in Laguna Hills, California, with Irvine Property Management being the largest company for which he worked.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post 147 and the Marine Corps League.

Joe enjoyed going RV’ing and four wheeling and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Reuber, Jasper; two children, Joe Reuber Jr., Post Falls, Idaho, Nicole Reuber, Boise, Idaho; four stepchildren, Courtney (Duane) Thewes, Celestine, Phillip (Amanda) Dunn, Huntingburg, Libby Nehmer, Jasper, and Warren (Amanda) Dunn, Schnellville; 19 grandchildren; one sister, Sara Reuber; two brothers, Clint (Stacy) Reuber, Jasper, and Mike (Pat) Reuber, Wadesville.

Preceding him in death, besides his parents and first wife, was one sister, Diane Reuber.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph R. “Joe” Reuber will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. The American Legion Post 147 will conduct military gravesite rights.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.

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