Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park

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Larry Keith Ruebeling

October 15, 1941July 28, 2020

Larry Keith Ruebeling, age 78 of Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away on July 28th, 2020. Larry was a 6th generation Floridian born in Plant City, FL. He was the son of the late Irene Dunnam and Elmer John Ruebeling, Sr. He attended University of Florida where he received a degree in Agriculture and also served in the Army National Guard.

Larry's career began in 1965, working as a technical consultant for two statewide agriculture and urban chemical firms. In 1978, He ventured out on his own and started his own pest control firm today known as Larue Pest Management, Inc. In 1992 Larry's son Keith joined him in the business and for the next 23 year they worked together growing the company throughout Southwest Florida. In 2015 he officially retired as the company ownership transferred to his son Keith. Larry was always about giving back to the community and helping others and was passionate about providing superior service to the clients the company served. He had a thirst for knowledge and his passions included family, reading, fishing, and gardening in his backyard. He loved talking to people and he was always there to support his grandchildren’s events, games, and graduations.

Survivors include his wife of 54 year, Jessie Fay Ruebeling; his son, Keith Ruebeling (Michele), his daughter, Aimee Kline (Steve); his five grandchildren: Emily, Caroline, Abigail, Meghan and Madeline; his brother, Clarence Ruebeling (Nedra) and his sister, Betty Jean Davis (Webb) along with many nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Due to the current restrictions funeral service will be private. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Ft Myers, FL. For information, please call 239-334-4880.


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Alan and Sandy Mercurio

July 30, 2020

So many memories from kids to “bugs.” Memories we will cherish and smile about from time to time. Our deepest sympathy.

Barb and Rob Wallace

July 29, 2020

Dear Fay, Keith and Amy,
We are so sorry about Larry's passing. Fifty years of knowing someone is many sweet memories we will never lose. Please know we pray for your peace and healing. If we can do anything for you, please let us know.

Barb and Rob Wallace

Elizabeth Handley

July 28, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing!
My initial memories today after hearing the news was of he and Keith hovering around my desk area “discussing” issues they were ironing out while I was on the phone with a customer. Those times of growing pains for Larry’s babies, both the son and the company, I consider a great privilege to have witnessed.
I’m grateful and blessed to have been a part of the team and I know that if it hadn’t been for Larry and Aunt Sue I wouldn’t have had the opportunity.
Larry and Fay are intertwined into my being and I am eternally grateful.
Prayers for the whole family.


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