James Henry Reiss (1926 - 2014)


James Henry Reiss, 87, of Altamont, died at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday in the Lutheran Care Center chapel. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Reiss was born on Monday, Feb. 22, 1926, in Effingham, the son of Henry and Edith Thoele Reiss. He married Margaret M. Dirks on June 9, 1951.
Survivors include his wife; and daughter Jane and her husband Mark Polivka of Ellicott City, Md.
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Gieseking Funeral Home
208 North Second Street
Altamont, IL 62411
(618) 483-6821
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 24 to Mar. 5, 2014