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Ruben Martinez, 84

Ruben Caballero Martinez, age 84, of Lester Prairie, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

He was born July 12, 1933, in Los Fierros, Tarimoro, Gto., Mexico, to Rafael Caballero and Maria de Jesus Martinez.

Ruben was united in marriage to Eligia Perez Vega June 12, 1954, in Tarimoro, Gto., Mexico. Ruben and Eligia made their home in Mexico and Lester Prairie, and shared over 63 years of marriage. Their marriage was blessed with seven children, Catalina, Tarcisio, Agueda, Brigida, Patricia, Elena and Jorge.

Ruben was a farmer.

He was a member of Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe.

He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Ruben is survived by his wife, Eligia Perez Vega; children Catalina, Tarcisio, Agueda, Brigida, Patricia, Elena, and Jorge; grandchildren Eric, Adriana, Arturo, Fernando, Lindsey, Humberto, Andres, Valeria, Reyna, Susana, and Norma; siblings Sarah, Catalina, Belen, Adolfo, Irene, Rafael, Angelina, and Elias; other relatives, and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, followed by interment at the Lester Prairie City Cemetery. Father Anthony Stubeda officiated at the Mass, and the pianist was Ann Marie Reiter.Musical selections were “Preparen el Camino,” “Salmo 23,” “Toda la Tierra,” “Que los Angeles te Lleven al Paraiso,” and “Adios, Oh Virgen de Guadalupe”

Eric, Arturo, Fernando, Humberto, and Andres were casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituary and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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