Phyllis A. Reutebuch, 85

Phyllis A. "Babe" Reutebuch, 85, of Pulaski, IN passed away at 6:58 PM Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, IN.  Babe was born on September 17, 1934 in Knox, IN to the late Alfonso and Anna DePirro DeSabatine.   She grew up in Knox and graduated from Knox High School in 1953.  On June 4, 1955, Babe married the late William R. “Bill” Reutebuch in Knox.  He passed away on August 31, 1996.  

Babe and her late husband, Bill, owned and operated Bill and Babes in Pulaski for many years.  She was a co-founder of the Pulaski Christmas Lights.   Babe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. 

Babe loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. 


She is survived by:

William R. “Bill” Reutebuch, Pulaski, IN Son

Sandra L. “Sis” (Kenny) Becker, Winamac, IN Daughter

Timothy E. “Slug” (Candi) Reutebuch, Winamac, IN Son

Daniel P. “Spook” (Leslie) Reutebuch, Pulaski, IN Son

Jeff (Alisha) Becker, Grandson

Scott (Cherise) Becker, Grandson

Ty (Kirsten) Reutebuch, Grandson

Troy (Brittaney) Reutebuch, Grandson

Alexis (Danny Mayer) Reutebuch, Granddaughter

Levi McVay, Grandson

Jonah McVay, Grandson

11 Great Grandchildren: Braylen, Reed, Elsie, Addison, Molly, Chloe, Amelia, Kayla, Kayden, Jett, and Jordyn

Betty DeSabatine, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law

Sharon (Jerry) Cloud, Indianapolis, IN Sister-in-law

Kay (Tom) Derheimer, Columbia City, IN Sister-in-law

Marlene (Ron) Roth, Headlee, IN Sister-in-law

Marsha (Rich) Lehman, Carmel, IN Sister-in-law

Jerald “Popcorn” Reutebuch, Tombstone, AZ Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews


Also survived by:

Bill’s Friend, Stephanie Hinderlider and her family, Brock, Leah, Macee and Kent Hinderlider and Chelsey Dague


Preceded in death by:

Alfonso and Anna DePirro DeSabatine, Parents

William R. “Bill” Reutebuch, Sr., Husband

Paul “Rusty” DeSabatine, Brother


Visitation will be from 3-8 PM EDT Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Funeral Services will be held at 10 am EDT Friday, August 14, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.


Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski, IN. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski Christmas Lights.


Online tributes may be made at


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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