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Reuben Emanuel Dewald

June 22, 1933 December 12, 2019
Reuben Emanuel Dewald
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Reuben Emanuel Dewald, age 86 ½, Died peacefully at home in Kankakee, IL as a result of congestive heart failure. Reuben was born in Fredonia, North Dakota in 1933. Reuben followed 5 brothers to Chicago where he retired at age 62 from a career as a machinist. After retiring, He and his wife Shirley became Florida Snowbirds. In addition to their trips to Florida, Reuben & Shirley traveled extensively.
Reuben was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Mary Dewald, Second wife Shirley Mae Dewald, & eight siblings: Bill, Helen, Fred, Elmer, Esther, Albert, Viola, & Ervin, as well as 4 stillborn children. Reuben and Louise are survived by their two children Steven & Lisa (Tim) Sabatino. Reuben was the cherished grandfather of the late Tim Sabatino, Adam Dewald, Nate Sabatino, & Amilyn Dewald and great grandfather of Tyler Sabatino, Braden Dewald, & Azzy Dewald. Reuben was a loving step-father of Charlene (Tony) Bertucci , Bruce (Rose) Wisniewski, Nancy (Jerry) Lasala, & Keith Wisniewski. Fond step-grandfather of Anthony, Mark, Deena, Jillian, & Joey & step great grandfather of 3. Loving companion of
Sharon Bates Family and friends will gather at the Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Ave, Worth, IL. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 8:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM. Reuben’s final resting place will be with Louise at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 appreciated. For information 708-448-6000 or www.schmaedekefuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

28

Dec

8:00 AM 12/28/2019 8:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/28/2019 11:30:00 AM
Schmaedeke Funeral Home

10701 S. Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL 60482

Schmaedeke Funeral Home
10701 S. Harlem Avenue Worth 60482 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

28

Dec

11:30 AM 12/28/2019 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/28/2019 12:00:00 PM
Schmaedeke Funeral Home

10701 S. Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL 60482

Schmaedeke Funeral Home
10701 S. Harlem Avenue Worth 60482 IL
United States

Interment

Saturday

28

Dec

12:30 PM 12/28/2019 12:30:00 PM - 12:45 PM 12/28/2019 12:45:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery

7201 S. Archer Ave.
Justice, IL 60458

Resurrection Cemetery
7201 S. Archer Ave. Justice 60458 IL
United States
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