Reuben H. Liesemeyer, 87, a resident of Metropolis, passed away Friday morning, September 28, 2012, at 5:25 AM at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
He was born March 19, 1925 in Talmage, Nebraska. Reuben was the son of Louis and Dora (Riegge) Liesemeyer.
Reuben was united in marriage to Amy Lou Choate on September 13, 1963 in Herrin, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Mike Liesemeyer of Dongola, two step daughters, Betty Sue Pritchett of Goreville, and Sandra Kay Smith of Suwanee, GA, four grandchildren, Tyler Jones of Dongola, Corley Audorff of Georgia, Joshua Holmes of Metropolis, and Kimberly Sue Lingle of Goreville, a great grandson, Nicholas Lingle.
He is also survived by a brother, Arnold Liesemeyer of Nebraska City, NE, a sister-in-law, Mary Lauderdale of Metropolis, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Reuben was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Youngblood, a sister, Vera Harker and two brothers, Melvin and Mervin Liesemeyer.
Reuben was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Metropolis American Legion.
During his working career, Rueben had worked as a farmer. Also, he was employed as a dock hand for Neuendorf Trucking Co. in Chicago, retiring in 1980 with approximately 20 years of service. He was also a member of Teamsters Local # 710 in Chicago.
Reuben was of the protestant faith. He enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, and playing solitaire. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with them and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery, north of Ozark.
Visitation will be from 12 noon – 2 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the Robinson Cemetery, c/o Rhonda O’Neal, 1255 Ozark Road, Ozark, IL 62972.