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Robert "Rube" Breuer

May 25, 1932 — July 7, 2023

Robert "Rube" Breuer



Robert "Rube" Breuer, 91, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, at St. Francis Healthcare Center, Breckenridge, MN.  His Mass of Christian of Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2023, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, with visitation one hour prior.  Burial will take place at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Mooreton, ND.  Fr. Greg Haman will officiate the service. 

Robert “Rube” Breuer was born to Ralph and Leda (Lenzen) Breuer on May 25, 1932, in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up on the family farm north of Mooreton, ND. He attended Ibsen Township School until 8th grade, Wahpeton High School, graduating from Antelope Consolidated School in 1951. He served in the Army from 1952-1954, spending time in England and Germany.

On October 3, 1955, Robert married Mary Joyce McLeod at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge. The couple would make their home in Mooreton, where Rube worked for several local farmers until moving to his own farm northwest of town.

Rube was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 283, served the local Farmers Elevator Board and Minn-Dak Farmers Co-Op Board. He was a longtime active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Mooreton until moving to Wahpeton, ND, in 2008. He continued to be active in farming until the age of 90.

Robert is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Joyce; children, Alan (Barb) Breuer, Georgetown, MN, Steven Breuer, Wahpeton, ND, Theresa Breuer, Moorhead, MN, Charles Breuer, Mooreton, ND, Patricia (Joe) Wittenburg, Wyndmere, ND, Thomas (Terrie) Breuer, Mooreton, ND, Rodney (Jill) Breuer, Wahpeton, ND; daughter-in-law, Ramona Breuer, Ottertail, MN; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Jack) Saunders, Cayuga, ND; sister-in-law, Janice Breuer, St. Michael, MN; brothers-in-law, Douglas (Susan) McLeod, San Diego, CA, Dennis (Mary Beth) McLeod, Ottertail, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Leda; son, Joseph Breuer; grandchildren, Ryan and Mallie Breuer; brothers, David (Virginia) Breuer, and Roger Breuer; brothers-in-law, John and Lewis McLeod.


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Friday, July 14, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Catholic Church

115 2nd St N, Wahpeton, ND 58075

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