Ruben Z. Soto, 78, of Decatur, IN passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne. Ruben was born in Brownsville, Texas on October 5, 1939, the son of the late Simon and Margarita (Zapata) Soto.
He was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church in Brownsville, TX. He was a carpenter for 30 years with Amish crews.
Ruben is survived by a son, Ruben (Paula) Soto Jr. of Brownsville, TX; two daughters, Hermelinda (Jose G.) Hernandez and Dolores (Christi Wooten) Soto both of Columbus, OH; a brother, Amado (Mari) Soto of Decatur; three sisters, Florestella Urbina, Maria Elida Martinez and Guadalupe Becerra all of Decatur; eight grandchildren, Ruben R. Soto, Jennifer A. Soto, Angela P. Soto, Alan D. Soto, Mercedes L. Wooten, Ashley P. Wooten, Juliana Badillo and Jaqueline Badillo; two great grandchildren, Raelynn and Lilliana Nunnamaker.
Ruben was preceded in death by a brother, Juan Soto.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
A Prayer Service will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Officiating will be Fr. Jose Panamattathil, V.C. and burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery.