Ruba Owen "Rubo" White, Jr. (73) of Belleville, formerly of St. Peter


Published on January 29 2013 9:56 am

Ruba Owen “Rubo” White Jr., 73, of Belleville, formerly of St. Peter, passed away at home, Sunday, January 27, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter with visitation 2 hours prior. Memorials are requested to the American Heart Assn., Diabetes Assn., American Lung Assn., or donor’s choice.

Rubo was born on December 8, 1939 in Iola the son of Ruba Owen White Sr. and Minnie (Freeman) Smith. He married Jane Gesell and she survives.

Surviving are his wife; Jane of Belleville, daughters; Cathy (Stein) and husband, Kerry of Belleville and Nancy Hinton) and husband Randy of St. Peter, son; Brett White and wife Julie of St. Peter, sisters; June (White) Logan of Edgewood and Diana (White) Podezwa of Flora, sister in law; Irene (Gesell) Heffner of Alton, grandchildren; Carla (Stein) and husband Keith Karban, Kristal (Stein) and husband Steve Fournie, Kyle Stein, Clayton Hinton and wife Katie, Jesse Hinton, Jorden (White) and husband Adam Lauwers, Shelbi White, and Jay White, great grandchildren; Nolan and Alaina Karban and Owen Lauwers.

Preceding him in death were his parents, father and mother in law; Glen and Alma Gesell, sister; Crystal (White) Cook, great grandson; Hudsen Lauwers, brothers in law; Lenny Podezwa, John Garrett, Joy Dean Logan, and Monty Heffner, and sister in law; Betty (Gesell) Garrett.