January 1, 1970 ~ July 6, 2003
Ruben Lopez, 84, died in his home in Fargo on Sunday, July 6, 2003. Ruben Lopez was born in Lovelady, Texas on December 14, 1918 to Sabino and Leocadia Lopez. Ruben grew up in Moorhead, MN. He attended school in Moorhead after which he worked for a number of years for Peterson Truck Farms. Mr. Lopez served in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. After leaving the Army he returned to the Fargo/Moorhead area. He joined the Fargo Police Department in 1956 and worked there until his retirement in1986. Ruben Lopez and Gloria Nelson were married in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, Fargo; his daughter, Anna Nelson Lopez, Santa Monica, CA; his sisters, Natalie Johnson, Moorhead, MN and Margaret (Ray) Coronado, Chicago, IL, and a brother, John (Phyllis) Lopez, Moorhead, MN. Memorial Service: Thursday 10:30 a.m. - Church of the Nativity Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo
Ruben worked with my Dad, Cal Eggers, on the Fargo PD for many years. I remember Ruben as one of the kindess men I’ve ever met. In fact, I took 3 years of Spanish because I wanted to help him with the help he gave to the Spanish speaking people in Fargo. I can still hear his laugh as he & Daddy would sit around our kitchen table, swapping stories. He was a wonderful family man who always spoke so lovingly of his family & was an excellent example of a professional lawman, mentor, teacher & friend to all people. I still think of him often & tell people stories about Ruben. My deepest condolences to his wonderful family.