Reuben 'Rube' Wegner — Rochester
Reuben "Rube" Wegner, 90, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
Reuben Harold Wegner was born June 3, 1922, and raised on the family farm near Hammond. He served in Civilian Conservation Corps before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Sept. 9, 1946, he married Irene L. Krunzel in La Crosse, Wis. The couple lived in Rochester where Rube owned and operated a blacktop business and a trash removal service. He worked for the Rochester Public Works Department and worked for the Rochester Public School System as a boiler operator for over 30 years. After retirement Rube owned and operated a catering and concession business with his wife and sons. They had a contract with the city of Rochester for concessions and catering, including the Mayo Civic Center and other numerous locations for 14 years.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Elks and Eagles Clubs and the William T. McCoy Post #92 of the American Legion.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Susan) Wegner and Wayne (Pam) Wegner both of Rochester; his grandson, Cory Wegner; six step grandchildren, Tim (Lacey) and Kelly (Nick) Aney; Jason (Tara) and Jenny Churchill; and Jay and Matt Lyman; seven step-great-grandchildren, Jacob Christenson, Corey, Casey and Addison Lyman, Caleb Strauss and Aiden and Bennett Churchill; and his dear sweet nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Irene, who died April 2, 2012, four stepsisters, two stepbrothers, and one nephew.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Reverend Joel D. Haak officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be provided graveside by the William T. McCoy Post #92 of the American Legion.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 11, at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel, and one hour before the service Saturday at the church.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagles Club in Rochester from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to Seasons Hospice.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com .