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Rueben G. Baltus

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Rueben G. Baltus, 80, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Town of Sigel. The Rev. Douglas Schalow will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rueben was born May 5, 1932, in Marshfield, to Elmer and Emma (Bloomer) Baltus. He married Ruth Quinnell May 22, 1954, in the Town of Sigel. She passed away March 14, 2009.

Rueben resided in the Town of Sigel for most of his life. He worked for Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company for 40 years until his retirement in 1991. He spent his retirement years residing for six months in Wisconsin Rapids and six months in South Texas. Rueben was well known in the area for his carpentry skills, building and remodeling many homes.

He loved to travel and enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada.

Rueben is survived by his two daughters, Sue Radtke (Hal Postel) of Amherst and Sally (Randy) Smith of Nekoosa; his son, Ron (Suzanne) Baltus of Oconomowoc; his four grandchildren, Todd (Amy) Radtke, Tina Morrow, Renee (Justin) Green and Shelly (fiancé, Ben Eberlein) Smith; his five great-grandchildren, Alexis, McKenna, Dylon, Gage and Kaelyn; one brother, Arnold; and two sisters, Evelyn (Bob) Wojcik and Dorothy Halbrader. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Ruth; and brothers, Sylvester, Floyd, Kenneth, Jim and Lyle.

Friends may call 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home; and again 10 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to St. John's Lutheran Church in the Town of Sigel.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on May 11, 2012
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