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.