DeLeon, Ruben, Auburn, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and companion, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, on Thursday, December 28, 2011, at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. Age 56 years. The son of Reymundo and Consuelo (Teneyuque) DeLeon, Ruben was born on February 22, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan. He leaves his dear companion, Paula (Montalvo) Dasuqi. Ruben is survived by his parents, Reymundo and Consuelo DeLeon; son, Ruben DeLeon Jr.; grandson, Mariano DeLeon; four brothers and one sister, Raymond (Bobby) and Irma DeLeon, Nancy and Randy Wellman, Juan DeLeon, Eddie and Grace DeLeon, Jose and Annette DeLeon; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Anestacio and Urbana Teneyuque, Pilar DeLeon and Hepolito and Angelina Trejo. Ruben retired from General Motors in 2005 and was also the Assistant Manager of Mas Caliente. He was a member of UAW Local 699 and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed being with his family, especially his girlfriend, Paula, and his grandson, Mariano. He made sure to watch his tele-novelas everyday and enjoyed his Tejano and oldies music. He also enjoyed his sports, but most of all he loved visiting his parents, and enjoying his mother's Mexican cooking. When he was younger he also sang with his brother in his band, played softball, baseball and loved to bowl. Ruben will always be remembered for his beautiful heart and great sense of humor. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 915 N. 6th Ave.  Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, where a Rosary will be prayed Monday evening. Friends and family may then call at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Mexican-American Council.