Richard K. Reese
June 8, 1929 – Sept. 19, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Richard K. “Dick” Reese, 81, a resident of 10B Road for the past 56 years, died at his home Sunday evening following an illness. Dick has been a lifetime Marshall County resident.
He was born in Bremen, June 8, 1929 the son of David and Violet (Hepler) Reese.
Dick attended LaPaz High School and like many young men he enlisted in the armed forces with the desire to serve his Country. From January of 1947 until June of 1948 he served as a Tech 5 in the U.S. Army.
July 25, 1947 he took the former Viola A. “Doddy” Kuskye as his bride in the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death Sept. 4, 2005.
Dick was a carpenter most of his life and had been employed by Kent Reese Construction, Strang Construction and Carroll Zartman Construction, but was always there to help family, friends and neighbors when in need.
Some of his greatest joy came while working with his wife Doddy restoring and refinishing many antiques they offered at The Old Barn Shop. He loved relaxing times spent with family, visits over a cup of coffee, smoking his pipe, being outdoors hunting and fishing or simply riding his scooter.
Surviving are two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. They are: Nancy S. and Bob Holtzman of Plymouth and their children, Melanie Clark, Mary Drew, Mechelle Cascardo, Nicki Kauffman and Kelly Holtzman; daughter, Ricki J. and Joe Garrison of Plymouth and their daughter Jacki Larimore; son Tony A. Reese of Plymouth; and son Richard K. Reese Jr. of South Bend.
A brother, Bill Reese of Bremen; sisters, Jane Ringle of Bremen and Joyce Manning of Plymouth; and a sister-in-law, Jan Reese of Bremen, also survive as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; a grandson, Matthew Garrison; and a brother. Bob Reese.
Visitation for Dick will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home where services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Charles Krieg officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center Street, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com.