James Eugene Reising, 83, of Wauzeka, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Prairie Maison Healthcare Center in Prairie du Chien.
He was born April 22, 1930 the son of Eugene and Francis (Fitzmaurice) Reising. James started as a first generation farmer in Harvard, Ill., later moving to Wauzeka to continue farming in 1973. James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida after retiring and loved golfing and his John Deere tractors. He married Dorothy Weidner in Harvard, Ill., on Sept. 5, 1953. She preceded him in death on May 9, 1987.
James is survived by his children, Mike (Edna Adam) Reising of Wauzeka, Lori Reising of Dodgeville, Lynn (Gary Groom) Reising, Marc (Karen) Reising of Wauzeka, Karen (Duane) Timm of Plainview, Minn., Matt (Ruth) Reising of Prairie du Chien, Eric Reising of Wauzeka, three brothers; Frank, Bernard, Kenneth Reising, one sister; Gloria Reising, 14 grandchildren, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a sister Shirley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Victor Feltes officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call Monday, April 21, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Online condolences may be left at www.garrityfuneral home.com.