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Ruben L. Wienke

Ruben L. Wienke

Ruben Lawrence Wienke, age 80 of Aitkin formerly of New Richmond, Wisc. died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home on Mille Lacs Lake.

Ruben was born November 11, 1937 at Forest, Wisconsin the son of Lawrence and Evalyn (Dumke) Wienke. He grew up and attended schools in Amery and New Richmond, Wisconsin graduating from the New Richmond High School in 1955. He married Marlis A. Westrom on June 23, 1955 at Bessemer, Michigan. They made their home in New Richmond and Ruben worked several jobs one with Stromberg-Carlson Communications. He took a permanent job with them and he and Marlis and their family moved many times due to his job and had lived in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Kansas. He had gone to work for the United Telephone Co. in Missouri which became Sprint-United Communications. He retired in 2000 and he and Marlis moved to their retirement home on Mille Lacs Lake near Aitkin. He enjoyed fishing, boating, feeding the birds and animals. He loved life and especially loved his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Marlis Wienke of Aitkin; sons: Randy Wienke of Aitkin, Brian Wienke of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Dale Wienke of Davenport, Iowa, David (Samantha) Wienke of Ft. Riley, Kansas, Daughter: Lorie (Jim) Wressell of Fifty Lakes, Mn. Brother: Orville (Patt) Wienke of St. Paul, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, MN.