Roger Rubemeyer

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Dr. Roger L. Rubemeyer, 80 of Freeburg, Illinois, born January 30, 1937 in Valmeyer, Illinois, was called to his eternal home on January 25, 2018.

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

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.


6 Comments on Roger Rubemeyer

Stephen Schollum said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2020 at 2:36 AM

My sincere condolences to Roger and Lori’s family. I first met and visited with Roger in May 2007 when researching our Bohemian Schollum / Schallom forebears He shared much about his family and their settlement in Illinois and Missouri Stephen Schollum Cambridge, New Zealand

  • Cambridge
  • Waipahu’s, New Zealand
donald cotton said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2018 at 7:38 PM

Grew up with roger in Valmeyer. He was groomsman in our wedding 58 yrs ago. Good man and friend

  • Granbury
  • Tx
Nick & Carol said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2018 at 9:41 PM

Rest In Peace my friend. Remember great times with Roger, Lori and Susan. Florida times in Naples, lake of the Ozarks and Breakfasts at Gary’s. In Freeburg. To Scott, Todd and the rest of the family we are sorry for your loss.

  • Ft. Myers
  • Florida
Carol Mierndorf said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Bob and I knew Roger and Lori for a number of years and they were a loving couple. Bob and Carol

  • Lemont
  • Ill
Ann Embry said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Our Sincere Sympathy to the Family. We were very honored to have know Roger and Lori Rubemeyer as great people and friends. No words can really express the full thankfulness of all their kindness and friendship to our family over the many years of having them as teachers and mentor to myself in school then later to be blessed to have them still in our many years of life and living in Deerfield Court since 1992. May God grant the family peace and strength to face this time of sorrow. If there is anything we can be of help please don't hesitate to ask. God Bless. Ann and Amanda Embry

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Tom Bruch said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Susan and Rogers family R.I.P. my friend and we will meet again on the other side. You friends from Florida send there sympathy also The coffee time by the pool and my party In the summer will not be the same with out you and Susan

  • Oglesby
  • Il

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