Reuben Edgar Streich, age 84, of Marysville Township, rural Maple Lake, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids from heart failure.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7675 Maple Hill Road, in Corcoran, with Pastor Tobin Pederson officiating. Anna Pederson will be the organist for the funeral service. Interment will follow at the Maple Lake Community Cemetery.
There will be visitation Friday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continue Saturday, one hour prior to services at the church.
Casket bearers will be Reuben’s eight grandchildren.
Reuben was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Albion Township, Wright County, to Ella (nee Bartels) and Adolph Streich.
He was baptized May 14, 1934, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township; and confirmed May 18, 1947, at the same church.
He graduated from Buffalo High School in May 1952.
Reuben was joined in marriage with Joan Randel Aug. 20, 1954, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo by Pastor E.R. Berwald. To this union, five children were born.
At churches Reuben attended, he taught Sunday school, Bible class, was an elder, and a choir member. He also sang with the Bisonaires. Reuben was currently a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Corcoran, where he served as an elder and sang in the choir.
Reuben was a dairy farmer for 52 years, and retired to a small acreage on his home farm, where he grew up and drove tractor to put crops in.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joan Streich; children: Bradley Streich of Maple Lake, Brian (Pam) Streich of Cokato, Brenda (Kevin) Saxton of Concord, NC, Bonny (Chris) Luthy of Awendaw, SC, and Bruce (Angie) Streich of Albertville; and eight grandchildren: Joshua (Kelli) Saxton, Kyle Saxton, Tyler Streich, Caleb Streich, Danielle Streich, Nathan Streich, Joel Streich and Aaron Streich.
Reuben is further survived by brothers and sisters Alvin (Jackie) Streich, Dorothy Loch, Marvin Streich, Marion Loch, Don (Yvonne) Streich, and Janet (Ed) Swingley; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Jean Birkholz, and David (Margaret) Randel; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Ella Streich; nephews Steven Birkholz and Patrick Randel; a niece, Angela Wagner; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Mabel Randel; and by brothers-in-law Willis Birkholz, Ronald Loch, and Don Loch.