Reuben Jindra, son of Georg Jindra and Maria Lenhardt, was born on 18 Aug 1902 in Wisconsin. Reuben attended the French Settlement School. In his teens, Reuben attended a half day German catechism class at church for 2 years, and was confirmed in German. He was held back a year in the public school because he attended the German catechism class.The high school in Mishicot was not a four year school until the early 1920s when an addition was put on the Rockway St. school. Reuben was in the first class (1922) that graduated from the school.
Reuben enlisted in World War II on Sept. 26, 1942 in Milwaukee. His profile stated that he was 66″ tall and weighed 147 pounds. He was educated with 4 years of high school. He enlisted as private and term of service was for the duration of the war or other emergency, plus six months.He married Blanche Fallada on May 2 1946, in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Mishicot by the Rev. Edward Zell Sr. and the Rev. Edward Zell, Jr.
Blanche was born 27 Oct. 1914 in Chicago. She is the daughter of John and Mary (Schleis) Fallada. When Blanche was 7 years old, the family moved to a farm in Klondike where she attended school and grew up with cousins she loved. She moved to Lena, Wisconsin where her family lived. She moved to Two Rivers in 1944. Her obituary reported that her family and friends would miss her warmth and humor. She loved a good laugh. She loved to sing, especially the old time songs. She loved to sing harmony. she had a heart of gold and she worked like trooper. The family was blessed to have her in their lives so long. She died May 8, 2004 at age 89.
Reuben worked for a while on his father’s farm but later was employed with the Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers where he worked for 30 years. Reuben was active in politics serving as poll official during elections.
Reuben and Blanche lived all of their married life in Two Rivers where they raised their two daughters. They enjoyed painting and gardening. Blanche and Reuben were longtime members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Two Rivers. Blanche was an active member of the Ladies’ Guild. Prior to her death, Blanche was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Church in Jefferson, Wis.
Reuben preceded Blanche in death on 7 Jun 1994. Blanche passed 8 May 2004. They are buried in Mishicot Cemetery, Mishicot.