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John N. Reiser
DENVER -- Mr. Reiser, 67, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on November 19, 2005 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Born July 24, 1938 in Fond du Lac, WI, to Elmer and Veronica Ann (Wirtz) Reiser. He was the founder of Triton Trailers in Hartford, WI. After his retirement, he followed his dream of racing by starting Reiser Enterprises in Denver, NC.
Despite his love of racing, his greatest love was for his family. Surviving in addition to his parents is Alice Mae Kumrow Reiser, his wife of almost forty-five years; his five children, Roxanne Konrath (Paul), Robbie Reiser (Tracy), Rochelle Priesgen (Tony), Rhonda McCreedy (Shawn) and Renee Leeson (Brian); eleven grandchildren, Kristen and Jamie Konrath; Ryan, Reid and Rhett H. Reiser; Karsyn, Reilly and Mitchell McCreedy; Jessica, Jennifer and Johnathon Leeeson; special nephew Marcus Reiser and his wife Gina; sister, Lois Schlosser (Ron); brother, Ken Reiser (Marilyn); and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and special friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Williams.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held from 4-7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, NC.
The family will greet friends on Friday, November 25, 2005 from 3-7:00 PM, followed by a prayer service at Phillips Funeral Home in West Bend, WI. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton, WI, followed by the burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Allenton, WI.
The family would like to thank family and friends for the cards and prayers. Special thanks to the medical staff in the critical care unit at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have memorials made in John's name to the Victory Junction Gang, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317.
Raymer Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 21, 2005.
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November 29, 2005
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November 29, 2005
Dear Alice & Family,
We are so very sorry for your great loss. We considered John our great friend and mentor - we will surely miss him too.
Alice, we will keep in touch and we plan to visit you after the first of the year.
Love & Hugs,
Lee & Sharon
Lee & Sharon Mann
November 28, 2005
Dear Robbie,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing...In reading all the wonderful passages from all his friends and family, it is clear that he was loved very much and will be missed dearly. It is never easy to lose a loved one and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy, Kelly.
Kelly Kershaw
November 28, 2005
I MISS YOU!!!
November 28, 2005
To the Reiser Family: I am sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to know John from our dirt track super modified racing days in the late 50's. John was a joy to be around. I'll always remember his cheerfulness and helpfulness.
Mike Krusing
November 27, 2005
Alice and the Reiser family. I am so sorry to hear of John's passing.I have many memories of watching him race modifieds and late models at Hales Corners when I was a youngster(the ground pounder camaro comes to mind).Please accept my condolences on your loss.GodSpeed John.
Michael Fitzlaff
November 27, 2005
Dear Alice, Robbie and the entire Reiser Family.

I was saddened to learn of John's illness and subsequent death. I was fortunate to work with both John and Robbie when I did Public Relations at Slinger Speedway. What I remember most about John and Robbie was the organized and well planned way they raced, this taught many others to be winners. It was also clear John cared very deeply about people and shared a smile or a simple "hi." I am truly privileged to have had both John and Robbie as colleagues. John was able to see promise and I will always think of his positive outlook and the kindness he showed to both the racing world and to everyone.
Wes Burnam
November 27, 2005
Dear Alice, Robbie and Tracy:

I too am very saddened by the passing of John. The evenings we spent in the discussing the old dirt track days when Alice was bowling are dear to me. I am sure he will continue watching from his spot in the turn 4 bleachers.
Michael C. Martin
November 25, 2005
Renee and family,
We think of you and your family every day. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you!
Love the Hoose's
Tiyana and Christiaan Hoose
November 25, 2005
To the Reiser Family,
Everyone who ever knew John is certainly better off for having done so! John's spirit will certainly live with each of us through out the rest of our lives! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you! The Mike Mann family
Mike Mann
November 24, 2005
Alice, I am so sorry to hear that John lost his battle with cancer. Every Wednesday and Saturday evenings that we spent with you on the racing circuit certainly installed a love of racing for our girls. We will never forget those evenings and the friendship we have with you! Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Donna (Wiemeri) Mattson
November 24, 2005
John:

I watched you, as a child growing up, racing and you have instilled in my heart and my family the love of racing. We had some great times living next to you and your family. Some things will remain unsaid...Robbie, we still have pictures. Your legend will live on and God will take care of you and your family always. Sunday is not only for religion and family but a combination of both lovingly watching NASCAR. We'll miss you John.

Love,

Jean the Bean Wiemeri
Jean Sliwinski (Wiemeri)
November 23, 2005
To John Rieser's Family and Friends;
I know the last month's have been long and painful for all of you. Through the heart breaking lost of losing John there must be some small bit of relief to know he is no longer in pain and suffering in that terrible illness. He has gone home to our final resting place and will be an angel watching over all of us. He was a man of making dreams come true for himself, family and many, many others. My self included. I am honored to hold the postion I do with your family business. Yes, John will be missed and a large void will be there that will never be filled, but we have all gain much knowledge and strength from him and with that we will go on. Till that day comes when we meet with him agian. God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

Your friends,
Ken & Robin Yurske
November 23, 2005
John--Your spirit and gentle soul will be missed. My thoughts are and prayer are with you.
Pat Widerborg
November 23, 2005
Our deepest symathies go out to the whole Reiser family. John will be deeply missed by all of us, he gave our lives lots of laughs and joy and was a great example of how to live out your life to the fullest. We will never forget him.
Margie Becker (Schaefer)
November 23, 2005
Our thoughts have been with the Reiser family this past week. I must say Robbie, when you took the time to stop and talk with my wife and I on the street at Roush Racing this past July during your busy schedule we were impressed and appreciative. But when you talked about racing with your Dad on occassion over here in Dubuque, IA we were even more appreciative that you shared something about yourself and your family and how much that had meant to you. We'll be cheering for the 17 team and we'll be proud as ever of your Wisconsin connection.
Dean, Jennifer & Adam Goninen
November 23, 2005
To Rhonda and the entire Reiser family. I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of loss.
Rhonda, may your memories of your father keep him alive in your heart and may you find solace with your family and friends.
Carole Bluem
November 23, 2005
To the Reisers, Your in our Hearts,Thoughts and Prayers at this time.
Chris Stevens
November 22, 2005
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of
John Reiser. Prayers are sent your way at this most difficult of times.
Sincerely,
Al and Kay Dill
November 22, 2005
you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this time.
sincerely
Dave, Kara, Katy, and Matthew
David Ormston
November 22, 2005
I am very for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to the Reiser family. May God bless all of you.
Dave Wortman
November 22, 2005
John will be deeply missed by all of us, and what a great impression John left on our lives. John was a great example of someone that did not just talk about his dreams, he lived them. We will not forget him.
Ken and Pat Leeson
November 22, 2005
To the Reiser Family:
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of John. We remember him as a true racer. The Lord has accepted another racer into heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Wisconsin Fans for Auto Racing
Andrea Jerstad, President
Wisconsin Fans for Auto Racing
November 22, 2005
My deepest sympathies on the passing of Mr. Reiser. I know how much he meant to so many people. The family and extended family will be in my prayers.
Scott Herpst
November 22, 2005
Dear Alice and family:
I am saddened at the loss of John but I am happy to say that I knew him not only from the days in West Bend at that old garage on 7th Avenue but around the many NASCAR garages where we would take a minute from each of our schedules and visit.

This was a good man who I will always be proud to have known!
Tom Schacht
November 22, 2005
sorry about your loss.
jeffrey smith smith
November 22, 2005
Dear Family of John Reiser

I have been a Matt Kenseth fan since the early 1990's. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to Robbie and all of the Reiser Family. John must of been a very wonderful and kind person. John will be missed by so many people. I will keep all of the Reiser Family in my thoughts and prayers.

Bless you all!
Tina Tappy
TINA TAPPY
November 22, 2005
Alice, as you know, John was a great person, who respected and treated eveyone well. He will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers. Paul & Shelly Christman
Paul & Shelly Christman
November 22, 2005
WE HERE AT POWERSOURCE HAVE BEEN PRIVELEDGED TO KNOW JOHN , ROBBIE AND HIS WONDERFULL FAMILY HE ALONG WITH HIS GREAT ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYONES DAY A LITTLE BRIGHTER WILL BE MISSED RAY J
ray jager
November 22, 2005
My sympathy goes out to the entire Reiser family for their loss.
Miranda Lutz
November 22, 2005
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My family extends our thoughts and prayers in this sad time. I know that John Reiser has touched the hearts of many and that his memory will live on for many more generations. Hugs to you all!
Carolyn Brooks
November 22, 2005
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
David Griffin
November 22, 2005
My condolences to the Reiser family. I remember racing with John at the Hales Corners track in the late 50,s. You can be very proud of John for the way he led his life and raised his family.
Bob Webster
November 22, 2005
Dear Reiser Family,

Our deepest sympathy go out to you for the passing of John. I worked with John on various projects at Roush Racing and he was a true gentleman who treated everyone with the utmost respect and kindness. He will missed by everyone.

Keep strong to your faith and my God bless you in this time of need.
Mark & Diane Catania
November 22, 2005
My deepest sympathy for John's family.
John must have been a wonderful father as my enounter with Robbie proved to be
a very nice experience.

I hope that God's grace holds you all in his arms.
Julie Ontiberoz
November 22, 2005
Gods grace and mercy to all in the Riser family on this your great loss. A race fan.
Ross Smith
November 22, 2005
Wishing your family greatest symoathy. I have followed Matt Kenseth's racing since the busch days. Robbie is great at his job and I am sure John was too.
Luci Reade
November 21, 2005
Dear Reiser Family - Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. John was a great man and I enjoyed working with him immensely.

God Bless.
Douglas and Joyce Krauss
November 21, 2005
John was a great man and I know he will be missed. My hart goes out to the family. I will always remember John as a good friend from my days in the Busch garage.
May God Bless
Bruce Jones
November 21, 2005
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of John. I really enjoyed working for him I'll never forget sitting next to him on those long plane rides. I will truley miss seeing him at the track. god bless you all
Jeff Yastremski
November 21, 2005
I would like to send my deepest sympathies to the Reiser family. Take care and just remember he will always be with you in your hearts
Matthew Nicholl
November 21, 2005
Alice and family,
Although I was extremely saddened to learn of John's passing, I also remembered why he has stuck with me all these years. As a former employee, and at one time, the entire second shift @ Triton, I never knew when John would come in and shut off my welder, and pull me into his office. He started with the random selection of warm beer rolling around in the bottom drawer, and we would discuss any topic that was bouncing around his mind at the time! Those are my favorite memories of John.
I thank you for allowing me into your lives, and John will remain in my memory for my lifetime!
Pat Mitchell
November 21, 2005
To the Reiser Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved John. I am so grateful I had the chance to meet him. That will stay with me forever. Just remember to hold on to your faith. It will sustain you.

God bless,
Melinda Riley
November 21, 2005
Dear Alice and family,
Dave and I are saddened to learn of John's passing. Our prayers include you and your family in this difficult time.
God Bless all of you,
Dave and Nancy Royen
David & Nancy Royen
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