Reuben Barnhart, Jr. - 85
10/18/1928 - 7/19/2014
Reuben H. Barnhart Jr. passed away Friday July 18, 2014 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 19, 1928 at home in Nashua Township, Ogle County, IL. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1947. He married Delores Boyden in Oregon on February 19, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben H. Barnhart Sr. & Helen E. (Taft), his in-laws, Harry (Buss) Boyden & Dorothy Boyden, two sisters Jackie Barnhart & Patricia (Coil), and his daughter-in-law Mary (Dirksen) Barnhart. Survivors include his wife Delores Barnhart of Oregon; sons, Reuben H. Barnhart III, Oregon, Steven H. & Deb (Smith) Barnhart, Wicki Wachee, FL and Timothy E. & Debbie (Smith) Barnhart, Oregon; and daughter, Beth Anne & Steve DuBois, Eldridge, IA; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren & several sisters & brothers-in-law; & nieces & nephews.
Reuben (Reub), worked for the Machinist Union for 35 years, ending his career as a Directing Business Representative. He was a member of St. Bride’s Episcopal Church, Oregon, Silver Ridge Golf course, for many years a member of The Oregon Sportsman Club, and a life long member of the NRA. His family was his life.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM in St. Bride’s Episcopal Church, Oregon with Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu officiating. No visitation.
Memorials may be sent to St. Brides Church, Oregon or Serenity Home & Hospice, Oregon.
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