Reuben David Buller was born Nov. 8, 1919, to Daniel C. and Elizabeth Buller at Halstead. Reuben lived 93 years, seven months and 24 days. He died July 2, 2013, at Halstead Health and Rehab Center, Halstead.
Upon true repentance and confession of his faith in Jesus Christ, he was baptized in the Church of God in Christ Mennonite on Jan. 28, 1937.
On Aug. 9, 1942, Dad was joined in marriage to Marie Helen Nightengale by Min. Jesse Johnson at Fredonia. They settled in the Halstead area. To this union was born one son. The Lord blessed our parents with 57 years of married life. Mom has been waiting in Heaven for Dad since February of 2000. Today Dad and Mom are together again.
Reuben served his church in many positions. He was a song leader and teacher who loved to praise the Lord in song. He was on the board that compiled the Christian Hymnal used by many today. Reuben and Marie served the church for 29 years, overseeing and managing the Gospel Tract and Bible Society.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Galen and wife Ruby of Halstead; four grandsons, David and wife Emily, Daniel and wife Natasha, Bob and wife Rachel, and Brian and wife Amy; one granddaughter, Angela and husband Michael Woods; and seven great-grandchildren.
He leaves five sisters, Amanda Unruh, Hilma (Willis) Dirks, Ada (Clayton) Koehn, and Helen (Lorne) Reimer, all of Halstead, Judy (Alton) Koehn of Texas, and one brother, Chris (Karen) Buller of Newton.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jonas, Aaron, Irvin, Jim, and one sister, Edna Koehn.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead. The family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at Grace Mennonite Church, Halstead, on July 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Ministers Kenneth Smith, Raleigh Koehn and Marlin Unruh officiating.
Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery, Halstead.
Memorials may be given to the Gospel Tract and Bible Society, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.