Ruben M. Vasquez Sr., age 73 of Mishawaka, passed away at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Ruben was born April 9, 1948, in El Paso, Texas to the late Amador and Consulo Vasquez. On September 16, 1964, he married Mary Lopez in El Paso. They recently celebrated 57 years of marriage.
Mary survives along with their children Rose (Wayne) Southwood of Mishawaka, Ruben Vasquez Jr. of South Bend, Connie Kamerer of Mishawaka and Joseph (Sarah) Vasquez of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Surviving as well are his grandchildren Aslinn Kamerer, Adele Smith, Amber Kamerer, Tyler Kamerer, Jacob Southwood, Isaac Southwood and Mateo Vasquez and his great grandson Jayden Smith. Ruben also leaves behind his siblings Gilbert Vasquez of El Paso, Texas, Jose Luis Vasquez of California, Irene Ebert and Rachel Rosado, both of El Paso, Texas. He was preceded in death by his siblings Sarah Salcedo, Mercy Portillo and Amador Vasquez Jr.
Visitation will be held from 12-2 pm Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Pastors Nathan Spite and Charles Wiseman will officiate the services. For out-of-town family and those who are unable to physically attend, the 2:00pm funeral will stream in real time from the window below this obituary.
Ruben was employed for many years as a custodian in the Penn Harris Madison School system. He will be remembered as a very hard worker and after his retirement, he enjoyed the time he had reading the newspaper and following the local, national and international news on television. He also had a fondness for music and enjoyed listening to all kinds of songs. He and Mary also attended the Ireland Road Church of God for many years.
Most of all, his sense of humor, love for his family, and the love he shared with others will be greatly missed. To share a story of his life, light a virtual candle in his memory, or share a message of comfort with his family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.
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