Joseph R. “Joe” Reuber, 70, Jasper
Joseph R. “Joe” Reuber, 70, of Jasper, died Friday, July 24, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Washington February 16, 1950, to Robert and Katherine (Turk) Reuber. His first marriage was to Phyllis Foster. She died in 2006. He married Becky Borrell Dunn December 22, 2010, in Deming, New Mexico.
Joe was a 1968 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1988, serving during the Vietnam War. 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 inflight engineer for inflight refueling and a production control chief, quality assurance chief, drill instructor, individual material readiness list (IMRL) 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. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post 147, and the Marine Corps League. He enjoyed RVing and four wheeling and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Reuber; one son, Joe Reuber Jr., Post Falls, Idaho; one daughter, Nicole Reuber, Boise, Idaho; two step-daughters, Courtney Thewes and husband Duane, Celestine, and Libby Nehmer, Jasper; two step-sons, Phillip Dunn and wife Amanda, Huntingburg, and Warren Dunn and wife Amanda, Schnellville; 19 grandchildren; one sister, Sara Reuber; and two brothers, Clint Reuber and wife Stacy, Jasper, and Mike Reuber and wife Pat, Wadesvile.
In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by one sister, Diane Reuber.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.