Russell J. Reilley, age 80, of Beaver Dam, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Evans Health Care Center in Fort Myers, FL.
The visitation for Russell will be at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 127 W. Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at church on Friday, beginning at 11:00 AM. Fr. Michael J. Erwin will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Russell James Reilley was born on May 14, 1930 in Poy Sippi, Wisconsin to the late John L. and Sarah M. (Rhinehart) Reilley. On July 2, 1955, he was united in marriage with Mary Hafenstein at St. Patrick”s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. Russ served in the US Army from 1951 until 1954, spending two and a half years in Austria. He worked as a milk hauler for Alvin Wiese for 11 years, as a mechanic for Green Giant for 11 years, and also drove truck for other area companies. Russ was a ham radio operator and loved talking to others around the world. He was a member of Beaver Dam Auxiliary Police for 18 years and was a member of the Beaver Dam Senior Center.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Reilley of Cape Coral, FL; his son, Sean Reilley of Cape Coral, FL; daughter, Tina Reilley of Cape Coral, FL; step mother, Alberta Reilley of Fox Lake; sister, Marcella (Glenn) White of Oshkosh; Marilyn Gollnick of Reeseville; two brothers, James (Evonne) Reilley of Columbus and Kenneth (Sue) Reilley of Hancock; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Emory “Buzz” Reilley; step sister, Verabelle “Pat” Woreck; and sister-in-law, Charlene Reilley.
If desired, memorials may be made in Russell Reilley”s name to Charity of their choice.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Ave in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010, 9:30am – 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Maple Ave. Church-Beaver Dam
Friday, October 22nd, 2010, 11:00am, St. Katharine Drexel Maple Ave. Church-Beaver Dam
Oakwood Cemetery-Beaver Dam