In loving memory of

Timothy Rueb
May 17, 1986 - January 7, 2021

Timothy D. Rueb, 34, of Rochester, MN passed away January 7th, 2021 in his home.

Tim was born on May 17th, 1986 in Rochester, MN to Colleen and Tom Rueb. Tim was a graduate of Mayo High School. He worked at Hy-Vee grocery store. While working at Hy-vee, Tim graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with high honors on November 3rd, 2012. After leaving Hy-vee, he accepted a position as chef at the American Legion in Rochester, MN. Tim married Carrie Oakland on September 19th, 2015.

Tim loved spending time with his wife, his family members, and friends. He always had a smile to share. His many quick, fun, sarcastic statements illuminated family time. Tim brought much laughter to many throughout his time here on earth. Tim had a quiet spirit and a gentle soul. His life was brief, but the joy he brought us during it will remain a comfort to our hearts. Tim enjoyed rollerblading, skateboarding, and watching his favorite hockey team, The Minnesota Wild. He also liked watching stand-up comedians and searching for new quotes to live by.

Tim is survived by his wife, Carrie and his fur babies, Faith and Hope, his parents, Colleen and Tom Rueb, his sister, Melissa (Chris) Peterson, his brother, Tony Rueb, Father -in Law and Mother -in -Law, Vernon and Inez Oakland, brother's and sister's in -law, Jill (Chris) Richards, Danny (Ashlee Solheim) Oakland, Kevin (Niki) Oakland, and many nieces and nephews. Special friends, Tom Ross, Stacy Oakland and Peggy Hangartner.

He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents Nadine and Ralph Lynch, Grace and Wilbert Rueb, uncles Tim and David Lynch, aunts Vickie and Diane Rueb, and cousin, Aubree Fenske.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Hope Summit Christian Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Please come and enjoy Tim's celebration of life. However, due to the times we live in, family members are asking that masks be worn.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rueb family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Christopher G. Smith wrote on Jan 16, 2021:

"To Carrie and Tim's Family- I was luck to have Tim as a student at Mayo High School in our TV production program and with us on Spartan Scene. Tim was fun to have in class. I could always count on his dry wit at just the right moment. He was always dependable, friendly and a joy to be around. After he graduated and was working at Hy Vee we get to visit when I shopped. I will miss his smile. I am glad I had the chance to know him and share some time with him at MHS and so sorry to learn that he left us so young. "

Charlie wrote on Jan 12, 2021:

"Godspeed Tim. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Charlie"

Pat and Jerry wrote on Jan 12, 2021:

"Dear Carrie and family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Tim. We enjoyed visiting with him at Hy Vee during his career there and remember his happiness at his graduation from Cordon Bleu. He was a great young man. His presence made shopping a pleasure. Our hearts are with you as you grieve his loss. May many joyful memories, the comfort of dear friends and your faith that he is with our Lord provide you with healing and ease your sorrow. You will miss him always. His love remains forever in your heart. With our deep sympathy. Pat and Jerry Hrabe"

Paula Tenderholt wrote on Jan 11, 2021:

"Our condolences to you now and in the coming days . Our hearts and prayers are with you. Sending much love your way. Jerry, Mary, Dean, Daniel and Paula Tenderholt."

Phyllis and Wayne Quass wrote on Jan 11, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss Carrie, Dad and Mom, Sister and Brother! Never heard anything but good about Tim."

Alanna wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"I was so sorry to read of Tim?s passing. He was very nice and helpful and always greeted me with a smile when I had questions about produce at Hyvee South. We had many discussions about food and cooking which I enjoyed. He was a great guy! Condolences to family and friends. ?"

teresa fenske wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"I'm so sorry for your loss, My favorite memory of Tim as an adult was every Saturday I would take mom (his grandma) for groceries. It was as if he known in advance Tim would come out from the back with the biggies smile and hug for mom. Always taking the time to talk with mom, that was so special. Tim was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. "

Amy wrote on Jan 9, 2021:

"I am very sorry for your loss , Tim's family. He was always friendly and kind in school and whenever I saw him out and about. He always took the time to chit chat and catch up. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. - Amy Lacine"

Sheri wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"As a customer at Hy-vee I always enjoyed visiting with Tim. I want his Family to know what a caring young man he was and sending my deepest sympathy to you. "

Sheri wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"As a customer at Hy-vee I always enjoyed visiting with Tim. I want his Family to know what a caring young man he was and sending my deepest sympathy to you. "

Nancy Hockert wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"So sorry that God has taken Tim home so early. I remember Tim well from HyVee. He always had a big smile and was so helpful and cheerful. Nancy & Tom"

Jon lynch wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"Jon. To the Rueb family I am so sorry, I remember all the Christmas times with all the kids running crazy, and having fun..RIP my friend... "

Alicia wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"What can I say?? We were some bad ass kids tearing up Rose Haven at night. I always remember hanging up in your backyard with Tom and Danielle. We were all best friends back then. Man Timmy why you tho? You're such a sweet soul and you'll be missed by many. Fly high my friend. Until we meet again. ???"

Brian and Judy Peterson wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies to all of Tim's family!"

Teri wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"He was a wonderful person to work with. You have gained a special guardian angel. Prayers sent at this difficult time."

Lisa Beckman wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"There are many great memory but my favorite. Tim, Tom and Sami were playing the in basement (around 10 years old), Sami fell and hit her head on the table (head wounds bleed profusely) they came running upstairs as if Sami was dead. They were ghost white. Boys it will be ok, she will live. We ran her to the ER and she did in fact live ?? never have I seen those boys soooo scared. Love you Timmy "