HURON — Ruben Enander, 87, of Huron, passed away Wednesday November 11, 2020, at Avantara - Huron.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Private burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in rural Doland.
Ruben Lawrence Enander, Jr. was born August 20, 1933, along with his twin sister, Ruby, on the family farm near Stanley, N.D. to the late Ruben and Hilma Enander. He attended Stanley School and graduated in 1951. He farmed and took classes at NDSU until he was drafted in 1955. He served in Korea. After he was honorably discharged, Ruben returned to farming and married Lola Kleinsasser in 1961.
After Lola’s death, Ruben married Agnes Kleinsasser in 1966. In 1969, they moved to Agnes’s family farm near Frankfort, where he farmed until retiring in 1998.
He was active in Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church, serving as a trustee and a deacon. In 2011, he and Agnes moved to assisted living in Huron, where he was a member of Bethesda Church.
He is survived by his son, Glen Enander of Mankato, Minn.; his daughter, Helen Enander and her wife, Elizabeth Elliott of Lansing, Mich.; his brother, John and his wife, Gloria Enander of Stanley, N.D.; his sister, Inez Simpson of Albany, Ore.; his brother-in-law, Don Walters of Minot, N.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruben was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola; his second wife, Agnes; two brothers, Milton and Ralph; and two sisters, Luella Bean and Ruby Walters.
His arrangements have been entrusted with the Kuhler Funeral Home.