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Lawrence E. “Elden” Reuss

Lawrence E. "Elden" Reuss

Lawrence E. “Elden” Reuss, 91, of Marissa, IL, born May 21, 1932 in Washington County, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL. Mr. Reuss was a US Navy veteran. He was a member of the Marissa Fire Dept from 1960 – 2005, he served on the Marissa TWP board, Marissa Cemetery board, the Election Board, he belonged to the Marissa Historical & Genealogical Society, Marissa Chamber of Commerce and was named the Marissa Chamber’s Man of the Year in 2011.  He was also a Marissa Presbyterian Church elder and belonged to the Belleville Holzshnitzer Wood Carvers Association. He had also farmed, worked at the Marissa Post Office, and co-owned Reuss-Sinn Auction service.

Mr. Reuss was preceded in death by his parents – Conrad and Pearl N. (Freiman) Reuss, a son – Brian K. Reuss, infant grandsons – Joshua and Caleb Reuss, and his 3 sisters – Arvilla Lehman, Blanche Schmierbach and LaJune Fulton.

Elden is survived by his loving wife – the former Marilyn R. Church, whom he married on December 5, 1953 at the Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL, his son – Larry S. (Chris) Reuss of New Athens, IL, daughter-in-law Laurie Reuss, 4 grandchildren – Erin Wilson, Steven Reuss, Renee Birk and Matthew Reuss and 5 great-grandchildren – Charles Wilson, Sydney Wilson, Trexie Wilson, Avery Birk and Skylar Reuss.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.

Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 9 to 11:30 am on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Marissa Presbyterian Church.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Marissa Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jim Ryan officiating.  Interment will follow at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

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  1. Steve and MaryAnn Dorf says:

    What a wonderful man of God. Always smiling and making everyone feel at home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to Marilyn and family

  2. Linda Peters says:

    Precious man of God, loved and admired by many. i know he,was met in heaven by a multitude of those he influenced and inspired.

  3. Tricia McClintock says:

    He was such a lovely human being. Rest in peace, sir.

  4. Ruth Ann Dickey says:

    Such a wonderful man. Eldon made me feel right at home in church. He said I made him smile and for that I will always be grateful. We will miss you my friend.

  5. Kris Lollar says:

    Such a kind and dear man. Eldon always had a smile and served his community and church so well. My deepest sympathy to Marilyn and the rest of the family. ❤️

  6. Dena Vasquez says:

    Marilyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Eldon was an amazing man and had such a positive impact on many people. He will be missed by many but has left behind many memories! Hugs and prayers for each of you!?❤️. Dena Vasquez

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  1. Marilyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Eldon was an amazing man and had such a positive impact on many people. He will be missed by many but has left behind many memories! Hugs and prayers for each of you!?❤️. Dena Vasquez

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  2. Such a kind and dear man. Eldon always had a smile and served his community and church so well. My deepest sympathy to Marilyn and the rest of the family. ❤️

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  3. Such a wonderful man. Eldon made me feel right at home in church. He said I made him smile and for that I will always be grateful. We will miss you my friend.

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  4. He was such a lovely human being. Rest in peace, sir.

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  5. Precious man of God, loved and admired by many. i know he,was met in heaven by a multitude of those he influenced and inspired.

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  6. What a wonderful man of God. Always smiling and making everyone feel at home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to Marilyn and family

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