Sheryl Reuber, age 78, of Hector passed away early Sunday morning, January 8th, 2017. He was surrounded by his family at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at his David Bradley shed in Buffalo Lake, on Yellowstone Trail East. Interment and graveside memorial service will be held on his birthday, June 29th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hector City Cemetery with Pastor Blake Peterson officiating.
Sheryl Nelson Reuber was born June 29, 1938 in St. Paul, MN to Clifford and Elna (Nelson) Reuber. He was baptized on August 21, 1938 and confirmed on June 8, 1952 at First Lutheran Church in Hector. Sheryl graduated from Hector High School with the Class of 1956. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota for one year studying Veterinary Medicine.
In 1959 Sheryl began working for the Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Franklin, MN, doing telephone construction. His last project was installing land line phones in the Gage Towers at Minnesota State University, Mankato, in 1965. It was at this time he then decided to start his own excavation and road construction company, which he continued with until 1985. His next move took him to Arizona to work on a road construction project with Prentice Trucking. In 1990 he returned to Minnesota. Sheryl worked at Jackpot Junction for 10 years in the maintenance department, until purchasing his own truck. He ran his over-the-road truck, eventually being dispatched by Scott. In 2004 he began running freight and helping out Brad and Susan at K & S Millwrights until full retirement in 2015.
Sheryl loved working outdoors and loved having his animals. He always had a project going in his sheds and through the years tended to his quail birds, turkeys, pheasants, chickens, and rabbits. In 2011 he extended his love for garden tractors in his David Bradley shed in Buffalo Lake, always visiting with all those that stopped by. His garden tractors were a huge piece of his leisure time and retirement; sharing his love of the trade with all those that called upon him for parts or manuals. Teaching his grandsons and traveling to various shows from Minnesota to Pennsylvania were a huge highlight for him. He met many wonderful friends along the way and enjoyed spending time with them at multiple tractor and threshing shows throughout the years.
The most important piece of his life was his children and grandchildren. Spending many Saturdays at Bargman’s for a Sun Drop and Beer Nuts, this traditional daily snack still remained to his last day. For years he stopped at Sara’s daily to see the grandkids or have dinner with them. With his love of animals we were always guaranteed a phone call after spotting an eagle, turkey, or deer no matter where his travels took him. Papa was our biggest cheerleader, supported everything we did, and never missed his grandchildren’s events without good reason. Family was very important to him; showing such compassion and love, we never went to bed, left each other, or hung up the phone without a kiss and/or “I love you.”
Sheryl passed away peacefully during the morning of January 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. He had reached the age of 78 years, 6 months, and 10 days.
Sheryl is survived by his children: Brad (Colleen) Brelje of Reading, PA, Sara (Mark) Kramer of Hector, MN, Susan (Brad) Krumrey of Buffalo Lake, MN, and Scott Reuber of Hector, MN; grandchildren: Kristen (Jack) Sassaman, Kayla Brelje (fiancé Matthew Reichwein), Carly (Joe) Kubesh, Nikki Kramer, Kayla Krumrey (Blake Wendorff), Kaitlyn Krumrey, Mitchell Krumrey, Bailey Reuber, and Zachary Reuber; and great-granddaughter, Paislie Krumrey. Sheryl is also survived by his sister-in-law, Beate Reuber, nieces Belinda (Harlen) Stark, Beatrice (Dale) Stamer, and Brigitte (Michael) Reuber-Christopher and their families, other relatives, and so many friends.
Sheryl was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Elna Reuber, and his only brother, Bruce Reuber.
Blessed be his memory.