Reuben E. Roecker

Reuben E. Roecker of Hartford passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at the Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 86 years old.

He was born May 21, 1919 in the town of Herman to Otto and Elsie (nee Justman) Roecker. He married Lucile Hoefs on November 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. He 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.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Franklin, Gordon (Gladys), Daniel and Burton; and a brother-in-law, Lester Hildebrandt.

Funeral Services were Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Family greeted relatives and friends at the church prior to the service.

Interment was at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hartford.

Memorials to Emmanuel Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford assisted the family.