Syring, Rueben F.
Rueben F. Syring, 90 of rural Edgar died on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home with his family.
Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church (High Steeple) with Pastor Jeffrey A. Lambrecht officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with his grandsons as pallbearers.
Visitations will be from 9:30am until time of services Wednesday at the church.
Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home in Stratford is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Rueben was born on November 17, 1923 in the town of Frankfort, Marathon County to Herman and Hedwig (Totsch) Syring. He attended Fairchild School in Frankfort Township.
He was married to Arabella V. Hamann on August 28, 1948 at St. John's High Steeple Church. They were married for 65 years.
Rueben took over the family farm from his father. It is now being farmed by his son, Randy.
He worked very hard to preserve the soil God entrusted to him. He milked cows for 62 years and drove school bus for the Stratford School District for 30 years.
Rueben received a number of awards and recognitions for leadership and pioneering in the field on conservation. He was proud to serve on the church council for many years at St. John's High Steeple.
He is survived by his wife Arabella, children Sharon (Melvin) Niemann of Edgar, Geraldine (Royal) Fox of Merrill and Randall (Darla) Syring of Edger; 8 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister-in-law Ellen Syring of Marshfield and a brother-in-law Vilas Thede of Abbotsford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law David Hoeg, brother Clarence Syring, three sisters, Milda Ramker, Irene Hanne and Verna Thede.
The family would like to thank Ministry Home Hospice Care Team for their loving help and support.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com