Robert Reiley

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Robert W. Reiley

Great Falls —Robert William Reiley, 71, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Friday, February 1, 2013.

A memorial service and burial with military honors will be held at Fort Harrison in Helena, MT on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2 pm.

Robert was born December 2, 1941 in Lincoln, NB to Robert and Ruth Reiley. He married Susan Gray Reiley on June 11, 1966 and she survives him

He was raised in Oskaloosa, IA where he lived until attending Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO during high school. He remained at Wentworth through his second year of college. Robert completed his college education at Drake University in Des Moines, IA where he was in the Air Force ROTC. Upon graduation Robert was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the USAF. He served during the Vietnam War. He retired as a USAF Captain September 30, 1991. His last duty station was in Great Falls, MT where he and his wife, Susan made their home.

Robert and his wife enjoyed travelling and playing bridge. They attended bridge tournaments around the United States. Bob became a Life Master. He also had a love of learning and was awarded various advance degrees during his military career and after his retirement.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Kelly and son-in-law John Kelvie of Boise, ID; sisters Christine Reiley and her husband Leroy Sterkel of Colvis, CA, Ellen Reily of Santee, CA, and Kathy Reiley and her husband, Tom Frost of Madison, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruth Reiley.

Robert had a great love for animals. Memorial contributions may be made to Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA, 95402-0446 or by phone at 866-224-3647, or online at

Condolences can be left online at

Published in Great Falls Tribune on June 12, 2013
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