Lloyd Elmer Rueb – Montello, WI
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lloyd Elmer Rueb, age 84, who left this world for his home in Heaven on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
Lloyd was born to Jacob and Martha (Fischer) Rueb, the first of six children, on January 16, 1932, on the family farm in Mound City, SD. He was baptized January 1, 1947 at the Herreid Baptist Church in Herreid, SD.
Lloyd graduated from Herreid High School in 1949 and attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, obtaining a teacher’s license. He taught in a one room school, Green Valley Grade School, for a year before joining the Navy. From 1950-1954, during the Korean War, Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wright, an aircraft carrier. He and Alice Mae Aman were married on July 17, 1953 at the Herreid Baptist Church in SD. Later, he attained his BS degree from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD. and his MS Degree at UW Stout in Menominee, WI.
He and Alice moved back to Wisconsin where from 1959-1964, he taught Industrial Arts and Driver’s Education, as well as coaching golf in Portage. He became the first Portage Senior High Assistant Principal in 1964. From 1965-1979 he was the Superintendent of Schools in Montello, and a Madison Area Technical College board member from 1976-1979. He went into private business from 1979-1981, first in Bradenton, FL. and then Casper, WY. He returned to Wisconsin as Superintendent of Schools in New Lisbon. He remained there from 1981-1987 when he moved to Colby where he took the position of Superintendent of Schools until 1993 when he retired. He was called out of retirement, returning to the New Lisbon School District for one more year as Superintendent. He retired for the second and final time in 1998, returning to Montello.
Lloyd was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montello, where he served on numerous committees, attended Bible Study, and sang in the choir.
He was a member of several organizations: Montello Masons, Zor Shrine and Band, Montello American Legion, VFW, Portage Elks Club, past Portage Fire Department volunteer firefighter, American Association of School Administrators, WI Association of School District Administrators, and the USS Wright Association.
In retirement he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, traveling, editing the USS Wright newsletter, attending grand and great grandchildren’s activities, visiting with friends, going to coffee with “the guys”, singing, and volunteering. He was a devout Christian who took his faith seriously and taught his family to trust in the Lord.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Alice of Montello; his daughter, Shelley (Mark) Robinson of Montello; three grandchildren, Jess Robinson of Waunakee, Sarah (Randy) Polk of Montello, Emily (Derek McCutchin) Robinson of Randolph; three great grandchildren, Caleb, Olivia, Cole; sister, Ardella Huber of Eureka, SD; brother-in-law, Donley Schaeffer of Herreid, SD; brother-in-law, Hilmer Aman of Mobridge, SD, as well as aunts, one uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brothers, Clarence “Jack”, Allen, Vernon, “Vern”; sister, Mari Lou Schaeffer; in-laws, Henry and Alvina Aman.
A Celebration of Life service for Lloyd will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Montello with Rev. Jeffrey Radley officiating. Full military honors will follow the service by American Legion Post 351 of Montello. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Town of Westfield at a later date. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the church. Memorials would be appreciated to Budda-Box Fight Against Cancer of Marquette County or Trinity United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Montello Care Center for their compassion and excellent care of Lloyd.
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