Jerome “Jerry” G. Reis, age 79, of Reedsville, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Reedsville.
Jerry was born on July 29, 1942 in Manitowoc, son of the late George and Clara (Tauschek) Reis. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School with the class of 1961. On October 26, 1963 he married the former Judy Vondrachek at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville. Jerry served 6 years with the US Army Reserve. He worked for 43 years at the Ariens Company of Brillion until his retirement in 2005. Jerry was very involved in various church committees including the church picnic and the buildings & grounds committee. He was a member of the AMVETS Post #1032, the Village of Reedsville Board, Knights of Columbus and enjoyed working with Judy as a poll worker for elections. Jerry was especially proud of the recognition he and Judy received as Reedsville Citizens of the Year in 2006 for their work at Patrick’s Patches, the community and church. Jerry also helped found Patrick’s Patches in Reedsville 29 years ago and still volunteered there until he passed away. Jerry enjoyed playing his favorite card games, you could see him and Judy cruising Reedsville in a golf cart with their greats and grands and relaxing at home with Judy on the porch swing greeting neighbors as they strolled by. Above all else, he loved and supported his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Judy Reis, Reedsville; three children: Mark (special friend: DeeAnn Fischer) Reis, Portland, OR, Brenda (Paul) Ourada, Reedsville, Jamie (Stephanie) Reis, Charlotte, NC; one daughter-in-law: Melissa Senn-Reis; six grandchildren: Sophia, Isabella, Amanda (Adam) Christiansen, Alex (Megan) Ourada, Lucas, Shay; five great grandchildren: Paxton, Kenzie and Ellie Christiansen, Maddox and Myla Ourada; one brother and sister-in-law: Ron (Emily) Reis, Brillion; three sisters: Janet Miller, Reedsville, Janice Sheahan-Rahn, Brillion, Claire Dietrich, Whitelaw; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Helen (Len) Fox, Menasha, Arlene Kiel, Shawano, Ron (Judi) Vondrachek, Manitowoc, Bob (Judy) Vondrachek, Washington. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother: Richard Reis; brothers-in-law: Arnold “Arnie” Miller, Ray Sheahan, Leo Dietrich, Willie Rahn, Wally Lau, Henry Kiel.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Parish, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Pomeroy and Deacon Greg Van Thiel with burial at St. Mary Cemetery, Reedsville. Military Rites will be accorded by the AMVETS Post #1032.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the prayer service led by Deacon Steve Letourneaux at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will continue Friday morning at church from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Online condolences may be made.
The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.