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Betty Rueber
March 28, 1936 - April 11, 2018

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. 


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Terri Fauser Kauten on April 24, 2018 at 3:05 PM said:

I have so many great memories of Betty. Most of them were when she was driving school bus with my mom Donna. She brought lots of joy and laughter to many. My deepest sympathy to her family! Hugs!
Anonymous on April 22, 2018 at 3:39 PM said:

Mark, Leyhl and family,
I worked with Betty at the Sportsmen for 13 years. She always took care of the details. We visited many times over the years at her place of employment or mine. She was my friend and I am sorry for her loss. Chris Patridge
Bonnie Schoentag Elliott on April 19, 2018 at 1:54 PM said:

You have our sympathy on the death of your mother. She was such a nice person. She drove the kids to school for so many years; and was such a friendly person when we saw her at Luigis. She will be missed.
Georgia on April 18, 2018 at 7:55 AM said:

Betty was a person of joy and love for others.
Beth Bunn on April 17, 2018 at 8:27 AM said:

Thinking of you Lale and family at this difficult time. Losing a mom is certainly tough. Cherish the memories you have. She will forever be your angel!
Sandy Denington on April 17, 2018 at 6:34 AM said:

I met Betty through work at Bremwood. She brought much to the job and some of the best treats. We ate at Luigi's because she told us about it and enjoyed every minute of her waiting on us. The world was a better place because she left her mark on many. To all of her family, may your memories and love sustain you.
Mary and Tim on April 15, 2018 at 1:13 PM said:

What a wonderful woman-so full of spunk and energy!! We are blessed to have had the privilege of meeting her at Luigi's. From there, our paths crossed many times.
Rest in Love and Peace Betty - well deserved...
Our sympathies ~
Penny Reaves on April 14, 2018 at 5:23 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for the family she will be missed dearly
Cathy James on April 14, 2018 at 10:36 AM said:

Betty was sure a special lady. She was such a sweet and loving lady. She will certainly be missed
Charlene Tatro on April 14, 2018 at 6:04 AM said:

This was one grand lady!! I don't believe she ever quit working and always had a big smile for those she met! I feel lucky to have known Betty!! My sympathy to Mark, and the rest of the family! Sincerely Char Tatro
Cathy Martin on April 14, 2018 at 5:19 AM said:

My deeest symathy Jane and al your family. From the obit I see where you all learned a work ethic and utilized those tools among your family. It is always tough to lose a mom and grandma. It does appear that this woman has earned the wings to rest easy. RIP
Gina lamphere on April 14, 2018 at 3:53 AM said:

Betty always had a smile on her face. Prayers to family
Roger and Bonnie on April 13, 2018 at 7:17 PM said:

So sorry about Betty passing. She was the best waitress, always a smile. She always had to tell everyone that her and Roger were cousins.
Pat Arthaud on April 13, 2018 at 4:55 PM said:

Sincere sympathy to the entire family. Her passing leaves a void here on earth, but know she will continue to bless heaven with her presence. She was a special lady.
Susie (Moore) Brockmeyer on April 13, 2018 at 4:49 PM said:

I was saddened to hear of Betty's passing. She was such a sweet & kind person! She always had a smile on her face. We wld make sure she was our waitress when going to Luigi's. She always took the time to talk to me while she was working at Wal-Mart. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I loved her humor & her kind heart. My thoughts & prayers go out to her friends & family!
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