Robert L. Reuber, 88, Jasper

Robert ReuberRobert L. Reuber, 88, of Jasper, died Tuesday (November 19) at St. Charles Healthcare Campus in Jasper. He was born November 1, 1925, in Jasper, to Joseph and Anna (Schneider) Reuber. He married Katherine (Katie) Turk April 2, 1946, in Loogootee. She preceded him in death August 26, 2006.

Robert and his wife owned and operated Reuber’s Food Mart in Jasper for 33 years. He was a Merchant Marine veteran who served in the European theater of World War I. 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.

Surviving are one daughter, Sara Reuber, Jasper; three sons, Joe Reuber and wife Becky, Jasper, Clint Reuber and wife Stacey, Jasper, and Michael Reuber and wife Patricia, Wadesville; four grandchildren, Joey, Nichole, Tara, and Samantha; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one 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.

Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post No.147 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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