Rueben W. Schaefer, age 89, of 1030 Weeping Willow Drive, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Wisconsin Rapids.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday October 29, 2018 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield, WI. Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.
Rueben was born March 26, 1929 in Marshfield, WI to the late William and Cecilia (Gessert) Schaefer. He married Marlene Gaier on December 13, 1962 in Marshfield, WI. Rueben Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by CW Transport and also enjoyed driving school bus for 13 years.
Rueben enjoyed putzing around and doing crafty work, wood working projects, driving bus, enjoyed doing gardening and flowers, loved spending time children and family and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
Rueben is survived by his children: Lee (Theresa) Geldernick of Cumberland, WI, Jeff (Karen) Schaefer of Lombard, IL, Craig (Roseann) Schaefer of Granger, IN, Ryan Schaefer of Green Bay, WI, Merri (Allen Jerry) Weber of Rice Lake, WI, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sister Joanne Nelson of Marshfield, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marlene and brother-in-law Robert Nelson.