Roger retired from Freeburg High School in 1993, after serving for 21 years as the superintendent. During his time at FCHS, Roger left an indelible legacy; whether through a kind word to a student, or by bringing football and literally (as well as figuratively) “lighting up” the Midgets’ home turf, Roger’s impact on our community will always be remembered.
In addition to his innovative attitude, Roger’s kindness and generosity are unforgettable. Whether it was buying Girl Scout cookies that he didn’t eat, or paying for Freeburg Police remote canine exit, Roger was always generous and happy to lend a helping hand.
Ever the adventurer, Roger lived his life to the fullest. As an instrument rated pilot, Roger loved flying. Roger and Lori travelled extensively through the U.S. and Europe. Constantly exploring new horizons, he always retained a youthful spirit.
Roger is preceded in his death by his loving wife Loretta “Lori”, (nee Liefer), Rubemeyer, whom he married October 18, 1958, and who sadly died August 7, 2012; Roger often said, ‘there wasn’t a day that he didn’t think about Lori’. Also, preceding his death are his parents Henry C. and Viola, (nee Schallom), Rubemeyer; a brother Ronald Rubemeyer, a sister-in-law Delores, (nee Deanne) Rubemeyer; and a brother-in-law, Tony Giglotto.
Roger will be dearly missed by his two sons, Scott A. (Julie) Rubemeyer of Erlanger, KY and Todd D. Rubemeyer of Freeburg, IL. He leaves behind seven grandchildren, Zachary (Libby) Rubemeyer, of Oceanside CA, Alysse (Kody) Heberer and Vanessa Rubemeyer, of Freeburg, IL, Abigail Rubemeyer of Fairfax, VA, Max, Dexter and Jett Rubemeyer of Erlanger, KY; three great-grandchildren William and Weston Rubemeyer of Oceanside CA; and Claire Heberer of Freeburg, IL; a sister Mary Ann Giglotto of Waterloo, IL; several nieces and nephews, and a dear friend, Colette Adrian.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.