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Reuben W. Maess

June 28, 1923 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 97)

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Reuben W. Maess, age 97 of Brookport, Illinois passed away at 7:20 am on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. Reuben was born on June 28, 1923 the son of Henry George and Anna L. (Wemhoener) Maess. He married Vida Mae Kickasola on March 10, 1945 and they shared 73 years of marriage until Vida preceded him in death on November 2, 2018.

Private family services will be held with Revs. Steve and Teresa Shauf officiating.

Reuben was a famer and a member of Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was an elder. He was an Army veteran and retired from EEI.

Reuben is survived by his daughter, Debbie Barger and husband Charles; granddaughter, Jaime Nobis and husband Ryan; great grandsons, John and Luke Nobis; step grandsons, Charlie Barger and wife Staci and Jason Barger and wife Elaine; step great grandchildren, Lucas, Tyler, Avy, and Millie Barger; several nieces and nephews.

Reuben was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Jason Giltner; brother, Walter Maess.

Memorials may be made in Reuben’s name to Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1780 Mt. Sterling Road, Brookport, IL 62910.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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