Richard L. Reis
12/24/1954 - 6/4/2019
East Peoria ~ Richard Lee Reis, 64, of East Peoria, passed away at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
He was born December 24, 1954 in Pekin to Fredrick Lee and Lorene (Waters) Reis.
Surviving are three children, Christina (Patrick) Kinney, of Pekin, Sandra (Justin) Aronhalt of Germantown Hills and Taewook Reis of Chicago; his grandchildren, Chase, Ben, John, Isabella, Rowan, Caden, Cody and Cheyenne; his father, Fredrick Reis of Lakeland, Florida and one brother, Dennis (Lynn) Reis of Creve Coeur.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lorene Reis.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1975-1993 and was a Jet Engine Mechanic.
Richard worked for 17 years at Excel Foundry and Machine, Inc. as a machinist.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, camper and traveler. He also enjoyed scuba diving in his younger days. He loved his cooking shows and old westerns and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Richard was a past member of Faith Baptist Church in Pekin.
His celebration of life gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Roy L. King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1232, 15665 VFW Rd., in Pekin, where Military rites will be accorded at 5 p.m. by Tazewell Military Rites Team.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Foundation, 8940 Woodsage Road, Peoria, IL 61615.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.