Betty Rueber, 82, of Hazleton passed away on Wednesday April 11, 2018. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM on Friday April 20, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Betty Elaine Rueber was born March 28, 1936 on the family farm in rural Independence, Iowa to parents T.L. and Mertel (Curtis) Hansen. She was raised on the farm and attended Scott #5 Rural School in the Aurora/Stanley area, then transferred to Stanley Consolidated School, graduating with the class of 1954. On September 10, 1960 Betty was united in marriage with Dale Rueber at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. They later divorced.
Throughout Betty’s life she had been employed with Bell Telephone in Oelwein, Fareway in Independence, was a long-time bus driver for the Oelwein School District, Bremwood School in Waverly as an Aide, The Sportsmen Club and Luigi’s Restaurant in Oelwein and Wal-Mart in Independence. Betty’s greatest love was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her years of working with her co-workers and the public. Betty also enjoyed campfires with her family.
Betty is survived by her children: Mark Rueber, Kurt Rueber and Lale Wehling; her sisters: Ethel Logan and Jane (John) Miculinich; her grandchildren: Keely, Randy, John, Joe, Jim, Wesley and Jennifer; her 15 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; many nieces and nephews; and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Tom Hansen and her special brother in-law Ray Logan.