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Ralph D Reese

February 25, 1927 June 11, 2016
Ralph D Reese
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Obituary for Ralph D Reese

Peoria- Ralph D. Reese, age 89, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1:39 a.m. at his residence.

Born February 25, 1927, in Grayville, Illinois, he was a son to the late Lionel and Willella Marvel-Reese. On October 9, 1948 Ralph married the love of his life Lois I. Heidewald in Peoria. She preceded him in death on August 1, 2012. He worked as a typesetter for the Journal Star until his retirement. Ralph was actively involved in the National Fraternal Society for the Deaf, a past member of the Knights of Columbus Spalding Council #427, and the Catholic Men’s League at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Ralph was an avid bowler who scored at 300 back in 1962. He was a die hard St. Louis Cardinal Fan, and was known to have excelled in all sports. Ralph was a loving father and grandfather who was loved dearly by his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his inseparable love for his wife, and for his calm and gentle nature that made him loved by all who met him.

He is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Brian) Blackwell of Idaho Springs, CO, Patricia Crawford of Roanoke, VA, and Cynthia Janke of Peoria; three sons, Robert Reese of Peoria, Jeffrey (Jessica) Reese of Wheat Ridge, CO, and Richard (Ginger) Reese of St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Veronica, Nicole, Martha, Andrea, Stephanie, Andrea, Corey, and Olivia; as well as, four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah, Henry, and Levi.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter Barbara Reese, and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 7:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held on Thursday June 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in Ralph’s memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Jun

5:00 PM 6/15/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/15/2016 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

16

Jun

9:00 AM 6/16/2016 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/16/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
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