Ruben J. Yana, Marshfield, WI and former resident of Omro, was born on February 24, 1930 in Manitowoc County to Joseph and Rose (Hronek) Yana. He lived in Two Rivers until he moved to Omro in 1946. He graduated from Omro High School in 1948.
He married Winifred Greenwood at Two Rivers in 1950. Winifred passed away on September 6, 1983. On August 20, 1986 he was united in marriage with Patricia (Mulder) Barnett in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Ruben was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing in Two Rivers and F Butkiewicz and Sons in Omro until his retirement in 1995. He was a charter member of the Omro Bow Hunters Archery Club and frequently commented on how happy he was that they were going strong and helping young outdoorsman. Ruben golfed in the Omro Golf League with a group of his friends amid much camaraderie and laughter. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Omro and was an usher for 22 years. Ruben enjoyed fishing, wood working, carving, golfing, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. Ruben was a kind and gentle man with a big heart and unending patience.
Ruben is survived by his wife Patricia, 3 daughters, Lynn Ruedger of Steger, Illinois, Amy (Gregg) Frank of Neenah, Laurie (Lee) Massee of ShowLow, Arizona and 1 son, Tim Yana of Oshkosh, and 1 step-daughter Cheryl (Bob) Lenz-Greenwood He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Scott (Kali) Lenz-New Lisbon, Bryan (Alexandra) Lenz - University City, MO and Jamie Peterlik (Chuck) of Marshfield. He was the great grandfather of Holden Peterlik, Vander and Emery Lenz, Cole and Charlie. He is also survived by 3 nephews Brian and Bruce Butkiewicz and Gary Eis and 1 niece Judy Bliegiske, 1 brother in law Wayne Zimmer and 1 sister in law, Ginny Mulder.He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, 2 brothers , 3 sisters, 2 sister-in-laws and 5 brother-in-laws.
There will be a private service at a later date.
Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family.