Born March 19, 1925 in Talmage, Neb., Mr. Liesemeyer 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 dockhand for Neuendorf Trucking Co. in Chicago, retiring in 1980 with approximately 20 years of service. He was a member of Teamsters Local 710 in Chicago.
Mr. Liesemeyer was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Amy Lou Choate Liesemeyer; one son, Mike Liesemeyer of Dongola; two stepdaughters, 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; one great-grandson, Nicholas Lingle; one brother, Arnold Liesemeyer of Nebraska City, Neb.; one sister-in-law, Mary Lauderdale of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Dora Riegge Liesemeyer; one daughter, Sharon Youngblood; one sister, Vera Harker; and two brothers, Melvin and Mervin Liesemeyer.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial followed at Robinson Cemetery, north of Ozark.
Memorials may be made to the Robinson Cemetery, c/o Rhonda O’Neal, 1255 Ozark Road, Ozark, IL 62972.