Oscar J. Rubsam (87) of Newton

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Published on May 14 2012 8:23 pm

Oscar J. Rubsam, age 87, of Newton, IL passed away at 2:30 PM – Monday, May 14, 2012 at Newton Rest Haven in Newton, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM – Friday, May 18, 2012 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton, IL with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM – Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  In loving memory of Oscar, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church building fund.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

Oscar was born on July 8, 1924 in Newton, IL the son of John and Rosa (Ochs) Rubsam.  He married Dorothy M. Kuenstler on September 13, 1949 in Wendelin, IL and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2009.  Oscar was a lifelong painter.  He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Jasper Post #20 American Legion.  Oscar enjoyed making crafts and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Oscar is survived by:

4 Children – Gary Rubsam of Newton, IL

Steve (Earlene) Rubsam of Newton, IL

Greg (Carol) Rubsam of Newton, IL

Cheryl (Chris) Roth of Noblesville, IN

Sisters – Bernadette Watkins of Florence, KY

Charlene Westendorf of Teutopolis, IL

Gertrude (Ron) Russo of Marseilles, IL

Carolyn Walters of Indianapolis, IN

Brothers – Victor Rubsam of Peoria, IL        

Elmer (Marilyn) Rubsam of Lockport, IL

Donald (Carolyn J.) Rubsam of Florissant, MO

12 Grandchildren      

5 Great Grandchildren and 1 expected Great grandchild in the next few months

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Brian Rubsam; 2 brothers Walter and Robert Rubsam and a sister Rosemary Schopp.