ST. PAUL - Ruben H. Green, 91, of St. Paul passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 3, 2021, at Azria-Health Rehab Center in Grand Island.
Committal services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Jay Towell will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family.
Ruben was born Nov. 18, 1929, to Henry and Alice (Cain) Green at home in Bayard. Ruben was a loving son and helped his family in so many ways. He farmed with his father and mother until their passing. He raised cattle, was a seed corn dealer and later an over-the-road truck driver, as owner/operator for Grand Island Express. Upon retiring from trucking, he worked as a greeter at the North Walmart, which he loved. He enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. He was a people person that never knew a stranger and would visit with everyone.
He is survived by his loving partner of more than 35 years, Shirley Klinginsmith of St. Paul; a daughter and her three children; his son's two children whom he was close to, Shaina Green-Stricker of Scottsbluff and Stefanie Green Ramirez of Gering; his son's four grandchildren; as well as his son's six great-grandchildren; his loving stepchildren, who were his family in St. Paul, Debra, Lona, Mark and Kim Klinginsmith; his stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Justin and Abbey Wichmann and their four children, Cedric and Rachel Wichmann and their three children, Anna and Brian Mariarty and their two children, Krystal Grothe and her child, and Kash Grothe. He loved them dearly and they loved him!
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ruben Lynn; a brother, Gerald; and two infant brothers.
He had a happy, fun life and will be missed by all who knew him. God speed dear Ruben.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.jacobsengreenway.com.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Jul. 21, 2021.