Ronald Gene (Bud) Reuters – Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Ronald Gene (Bud) Reuter, 85, of Syracuse, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Bud was born on September 22, 1936 to Adolph and Esther (Peterson) Reuter. He has lived his entire life in the Dunbar area.

Bud attended District 74 Elementary School. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1954 and attended Peru State College. Bud served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1962 and was honorably discharged. Bud worked as a supervisor at American Meter in Nebraska City for 45 years.

Bud married the love of his life, Marilyn Ahrens, on February 7, 1958. They were blessed with five children and four grandchildren.

Faith was the foundation of Bud’s life. He was a member of Dunbar Presbyterian Church for 68 years and was the longest-serving member of the church. Bud has served as a church elder, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and choir director. Bud and Marilyn sang at many weddings, funerals and special occasions.

Always busy, Bud was a member of Western Star Lodge No. 2 and received the 2020 60 Year Masonic Member Award. He has also been a member of The American Legion Post 100, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Elks Lodge for over 50 years. Bud served on Dunbar Village Council and was mayor for several years.

Spending time with family and friends was Bud’s joy. He rarely missed the activities of his children or grandchildren. Baseball is a family favorite and Bud coached his kids’ teams from Little League to Legion. Rod’s American Legion team made it to the State Tournament three times with Bud on the coaching staff.

Bud has had a lifelong love of horses and has passed it on to his family. He last took a family outing at the age of 82. Bud liked bowling and held many records at the V-Lanes in Nebraska City. He played endless games of ping pong with his grandchildren. He loved driving his tractor, laying hay and helping family and friends on the farm. Bud is survived by his wife of 64 years, daughter Kathi (Mark) Weiler of Syracuse, son Randy Reuter of Lincoln, son Rod (Connor) Reuter of Lincoln, son Kurt Reuter of Dunbar and son Matthew Reuter of Dunbar, grandchildren Brett (Randi) Weiler , Zane Weiler and granddaughters Erin and Kelsey Reuter all of Lincoln, sister Carol (Harvey) Hutton of Eagle, sister-in-law Ardell Reuter of Omaha, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and their beloved dog Ellie. He was welcomed into heaven by his parents, in-laws Ernest and Hilda Ahrens, brother Donald Reuter, brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Mentha Grabowski and Eston and June Ahrens, and nephew Tim Reuter.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 11 am at Dunbar Presbyterian Church. The service will be streamed live on Fusselman’s Facebook page.

Memorials are suggested for Dunbar Presbyterian Church. Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com

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