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Ruben Gomez

January 24, 1935 ~ May 14, 2021 (age 86)

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Ruben Gomez, 86, of Defiance, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   
He was born on January 24, 1935 to Luis and Sidelia (Espinosa) Gomez in Mancos, Colorado. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1961. On December 12, 1959 he married Rose (Myers) Gomez, who survives.

Ruben worked at General Motors for 38 years until his retirement in 2000. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and listening to Willie Nelson. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ruben will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Rose Gomez of Defiance, his sons, Rickey Gomez of Tucson, AZ, and Rodney (Maria) Gomez of Defiance, and his daughter, Dianne (Scott) Nartker of Archbold, OH. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, his brother, Richard (Mary) Gomez of Aurora, CO, and sisters, Louise (Fred) Torres of Cortez, CO, and Barbara Prado of Farmington, New Mexico. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his grandson, Todd Gomez.
Visitation and services for Ruben will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements. 
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at


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