Reuben Edwin Roecker

Reuben Edwin Roecker, 86, of Hartford passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at the Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 21, 1919 in the town of Herman to Otto and Elsie (nee Justman) Roecker and married Lucile Hoefs on Nov. 28, 1942 at Erin Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Reuben was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and past member of the Hartford Senior Friends.

He enjoyed farming, hunting, square dancing and sheepshead, and loved visiting family and friends.

Reuben is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lucile; three sons, David (Mary Ann) of Mayville, Donald (Nancy) of Hartford and Gerald (Donna) of Allenton; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anita Hildebrandt of Mayville; two brothers, Roger (Lorraine) of Allenton and Otto Jr. (Mary) of Wautoma; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Roecker of Slinger and Pearl Roecker of Allenton.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Franklin, Gordon (Gladys), Daniel and Burton; and a brother-in-law, Lester Hildebrandt.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, W630 Highway 33, with Rev. Kenneth Bittorf officiating.

Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Em-manuel Lutheran Church Ceme-tery, Hartford.

Memorials to Emmanuel Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family.