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Raymond O. Reuss, Jr.

Raymond O. Reuss, Jr.

Raymond O. Reuss, Jr. 64, of New Athens, IL, born January 23, 1957 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on Thursday August 5, 2021 at Riverview at the Park Nursing Center in St. Genevieve, MO. Mr. Reuss was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a welder and machinist at Kaskaskia Tool & Machine in New Athens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Raymond O. and Elsie Ann (Ficker) Reuss, Sr., uncles; Adam Hougland, Floyd Reuss, Eugene Reuss and Jim Ficker, and aunts; Mary Ann Woolford, Delia Sinn, Helen Meister-Grant and Marcella Pusateri.

Ray is survived by his sister; Ruth (Russell) Hager of New Athens and their family; Erik, Stephanie, Emma Maggie and Hudson Hager and Bryan, Lisa, Nora and Ben Hager, sister; Janet (James) Jansen and their family; Derrick, Amy, Alex and Damian Jansen, Aaron, Sarah, Zachary and Sofia Jansen and Michael Jansen and sister; Angie (John) Rutter and their family; Derek, Ryan (Christina), Aiden and Adalynn Rutter, Tyler Rutter and Anthony Rutter. He is also survived by two aunts; Mildred Reuss and Dorothy Hougland, two uncles; Dale Sinn and Joe Woolford and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CESNA or to the donor’s choice.

Private family visitation and services will be observed.

Interment will be at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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

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  1. Michael Buettner says:

    Our condolences to Ruth, Janet and the family. Had many good times as young kids with Raymond. Always remember he and Tim Littiken as a tag team. Rest now Ray, and say hello to Tim and your dad.

    Mike and Dawn Buettner

  2. yvonne says:

    So sorry. my sympathy

  3. Gary and Jean Beggs says:

    We send the family our deepest sympathy. So sad when we lose a family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Sue Ann Werner says:

    So sorry to hear this, but he has found peace I’m sure. Sympathies to Jan, Ruth, Angie and Families. ❤️

  5. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Dear Ruthie, Janet, and Angie, I am so sorry about “Raymie’s” passing. His life was so difficult, and there is consolation in knowing he is now at peace. I will always think of him as that cousin we played with at our family gatherings when we were growing up, who was always smiling. Eternal Rest grant unto him, O LORD, and may Perpetual Light shine upon him. Through God’s mercy, may he Rest In Peace. My prayers for Ray and his siblings. Love you.

  6. Pamela Sinn-Hargan says:

    This makes me so sad but also relieved that he is on his way to finally being at peace and reunited with his parents and family and friends. Fly high Ray, fly high. Peace ☮️

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