John L. Reising, 78, of Vermilion, died Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Community Health Partners, Lorain, after a short illness. He was born July 17, 1929 in Vermilion where he had been a life long resident.
He worked 30 years as a truck driver for Chapin Truck Lines, Elyria and retired in 1987.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational, Vermilion and Teamsters Union #571.
He enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, and volunteering at the Food Pantry.
Survivors include his sons, Jon and (Karen) Reising of Vermilion, and Rudy and (Joli) Reising of Vermilion; four grandchildren; brothers: David Reising of Lorain, Marlin Reising of Haines City, FL, and Theodore Reising of Norwalk; sisters, Kathleen Miller of Jenson Beach, FL, and Juanita Gundlach of Norwalk; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Reising, in May of this year; parents, Albert and Daisy (nee Kennedy) Reising; brother, Sylvester Reising; sisters, LaVern Brown, Clarice Wallace, and Elvira Baker; and a grandson, Sean Alan Reising.
A graveside service will be held prior to the memorial service on Saturday, September 22, 2007, 10 A.M. at Brownhlem Cemetery, Vermilion.
The memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2007, 11 A.M. at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 990 State Street, Vermilion. Rev. Wendell Brooker will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Riddle Funeral Home, Vermilion. Contributions may be made to the Food Pantry or Sunset Shores, c/o United Church of Christ Congregational, P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, OH 44089. Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com