Ruben Sanchez was born October 1, 1984 in Laredo, TX the son of Valeriano Arriaga and Maria DeJesus Sanchez. He attended schools in Texas and St. Thomas, ND. Following his education he made his home in Grafton where he worked for various farmers.
Ruben is survived by his children: Ruben Sanchez, Jr., Grand Forks, ND; Julissa Sanchez, Grand Forks, ND; Rolando Sanchez, Grafton, ND; his mother Maria Sanchez, Grafton, ND; his siblings: Jose Alfredo Sanchez, Juan Manuel Sanchez, Sara Martinez, Jorge Sanchez and Roxanne Sanchez all of Grafton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Andres and Antonia Sanchez and an aunt, Jovita Rodriguez.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and Friday for one hour prior to the service, all at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.