John R. "Jack" Rubenthaler, 57, of Kearney, Nebraska, died Sunday, February 19th, 2012, at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, Nebraska.
John was born September 21st, 1954, in Ord, Nebraska, to Clarence and Olive (Austin) Rubenthaler. He received his education at Gothenburg High School. On July 27th, 1974, Jack was united in marriage to Chris Linner in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was employed as a salesman for North Country Window and recently had been involved with his brother and nephews in the cattle business. Jack was a Past President of the Gibbon Ball Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and was always there to lend a hand for others. Jack was active in the 4-H Horse Club in Eustis, Nebraska and was instrumental in the building of the 4-H Horse Arena in 1986. Jack especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his three grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Chris of Kearney; daughters, Casey Busteed and husband, Steve of Elgin and Tiffany Rubenthaler of Kearney; grandchildren, Baylee, Kyndal, Garrett Busteed; brothers, Gordon Rubenthaler and wife, Delores of Clarkston, Washington, Dan Rubenthaler of Amarillo, Texas and special friend Eleanor; sisters, Jeannie Rush and husband, Bob of Preston, Missouri, Moni Fasse and husband, Vern of Eustis; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dave Jeffres of Upland, Nebraska, Jeff Linner and wife, Tammy of Upland, Dan Jeffres and wife, Alice of Lawson, Missouri, Craig Linner of Wimberly, Texas, Scott Linner of Upland and his special friend, Nancy; sister-in-law, Barb Linner of Kearney.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday February 24th, 2012, at St. James Catholic Church with the Celebrant, Father Joe Hannappel officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m., at the Eustis West Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be submitted online at www.osrfh.com.
Funeral services have been entrusted to O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.