Robert A. Reuter, 73 years old, of LeMars, IA died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LeMars with Rev. William McCarthy, Rev. Tim Hogan & Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Oyens. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LeMars.
Bob was born on Aug. 14, 1937, at rural LeMars, IA, the son of Roger “Hap” & Dorothy (Thiel) Reuter. He was raised in the LeMars area. He attended school at Gehlen Catholic. He then worked for Nemmers Plumbing in LeMars.
On Nov. 30, 1957 he married Theresa Vaske at Remsen, IA. The couple made their home in LeMars where Bob worked for LeMars Transfer Trucking. They then moved to a farm near Oyens where Bob began farming in 1961. They lived there until retiring in LeMars in 1998. He enjoyed farming, trips to the Oyens Elevator and coffee at Vander Meer Bakery.
Bob was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens, Knights of Columbus, former member of Plymouth Co-Op Board of Directors, served in the National Guard in LeMars for 8 years.
Survivors include: His wife Theresa of LeMars; six children, Julie (Kevin) McKinney of Storm Lake, IA, Vicky (Bob) Heidesch of Remsen, IA, Cindy (Dale) Hansen of Alton, IA, Jerry (Kate) Reuter of LeMars, IA, Karen (Chris) Fullinfaw of Omaha, NE, Keith (Tabitha) Reuter of LeMars, IA; 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; five brothers, Ron (Meredith) Reuter of Marcus, Terry (Janeen) Reuter of LeMars, Steve (Elizabeth) Reuter of Minneapolis, MN, Dave (Sandy) Reuter of LeMars, Doug (Monica) Reuter of LeMars; three sisters, Cathy (Keith) Popp of LeMars, Alice (Glenn) Ruhland of LeMars, Ruth Padgett of Oskaloosa, IA; five sisters-in-law, Marian Holzman of Alton, IA, Alvira Schwarz of Marcus, Rita Williams of Sioux City, IA, Sr. Phyllis Vaske of Oklahoma, Sr. Rosemary Vaske of Mt Pleasant, IA; one brother-in-law, Al (Susie) Vaske of Remsen, IA.
Preceded in death by, his parents, his step-mother, Ione; one son, Timothy, three grandsons, Caleb & Adam Fullinfaw, Keaton Reuter; one brother, Jim Reuter & his wife Claire; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Zenk & her husband Victor, Loretta Vaske, Sr. Florence Vaske; three brothers-in-law, Gordon Holzman, Marvin Schwarz, Shorty Williams.
Casket Bearers will be: Mike & Matt McKinney, Jason & Josh Heidesch, Mitchell Hansen, Blaine Reuter