Fanders, Reuben H. "RH" April 10, 1920 - July 15, 2019 Age 99, of Council Bluffs. Reuben was born in Diller, NE, to the late Henry and Freida (Reineking) Fanders and graduated from Diller High in 1937. He then graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1943 and received his MA in Theatre from UNL in 1964. Mr Fanders taught in the Council Bluffs Community School District for 31 years at Thomas Jefferson High School retiring in 1984. He married Phyllis Emerson on May 27, 1949. To this union Cathy Sue and Kevin Jon were born. His many activities include Thomas Jefferson Wall of Fame 1997, Chanticleer Theatre where he directed numerous productions and entered their Hall of Fame 2006, Pottawattamie County Historical Board, Tourism Board, Chairman of Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force, Member Central Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Lay minister in the church, acted in many productions at the Omaha Community Playhouse, Bluffs Art Council, Mercy Heritage Award in education and various other accolades for his community service. R.H. is preceded by his parents; wife, Phyllis (2-17-2019); brother, Eldon; sisters, Rosalie Mayfield and Henrietta Keese. Survivors include daughter, Cathy Sue Wray and husband, Eugene "Skip" Wray; son, Kevin Jon Fanders and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Erin Jessica Lanza, Gail Lorraine Fanders; great-granddaughter, Cambria Lanza. FUNERAL SERVICE: Sunday, 2pm, followed by VISITATION and remarks following the Service. Private interment in Ridgewood Cemetery at a later date. Family will direct memorials. CUTLER-O'NEILL-MEYER-WOODRING Bayliss Park Chapel, 545 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA (712) 322-7779 | www.cutleroneill.com
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