December 6, 1934 - October 25, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Reuben Van Beck age 82, who died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Assumption Home surrounded by his family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will continue from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the church narthex.

Reuben was born in Geenwald to Albert and Mary (Kolb) Van Beck. He married Arlene Klaphake on May 25, 1957 in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa, MN. Reuben worked for the Cold Spring Granite Company for 35 years and retired in 1998. He enjoyed coffee at the Round Table, playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He loved old time music, Twins baseball, and Gopher football.

He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene; children, Russ (Sandy), Sherry (Tom) Rollins, Joe (Diane); sister, Katherine Gruber; grandchildren, Rachel (Charlie) Goldberg, Adam (Tiffany) Rollins, Andy (Megan) Van Beck, Amy Van Beck, Tim (Courtney) Van Beck, Jake Gilbert, Morgan Van Beck; great-grandchild, Nora Goldberg and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy; grandson, Aaron Rollins; brothers, Adam, Edwin; sisters, Beata Brang, Monica Ehlert and Erma Walz.