Mass of Christian Burial: Will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Father James Ahenkora will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rosary: A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Memorials: May be directed to the Larry Reis memorial fund to be established by the family.
Lawrence Edward Reis passed away on June 30, 2019, at the Greenfield Manor. Larry, son of Lawrence F. and (Mary) Eileen (Strong), was born November 30, 1937, in the farmhouse he lived in many years south of Greenfield. He grew up attending rural school and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1956. Larry was active in many sports and FFA. After high school he served in the Army and attended Iowa State University and was a lifelong Cyclone fan.
On September 30, 1961, he married Virginia (Ginger) Lux at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll, Iowa. Larry and Ginger were successful business partners. Larry loved farming raising primarily corn, beans, cattle and hogs. Larry was also a successful entrepreneur starting a regional financial services office in Des Moines. While running successful businesses, Larry made time to attend his five sons sporting events and later his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Larry was active in the community serving on multiple boards. He was very active in Saint John’s Catholic Church as his relationship with God was very important. He enjoyed tractor pulling, pinewood derby races, jokes, magic tricks, playing games, and improving mechanical designs with his inventive mind. His primary focus was always God, Family, Farming, and sports.
Larry is proceeded in death by his parents and his Granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Reis.
Larry is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Greenfield, Iowa; son Rodney & his wife Kathie with children George and Abby of Urbandale, Iowa; son Randal & his wife Joan with children Sophie, Belle, Max, and Jack of Waukee, Iowa; son Timothy & his wife Kelley with children Emily and Anna of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; son Thomas & his wife Kristen with children David, Jacob, Julia, Kayla, and Samantha of Urbandale, Iowa; son Douglas & his wife Amy with children Sarah and Ella of Adel, Iowa; sister Mary Margaret of Greenfield, Iowa; and Isabel Francis of Sabin, Minnesota; other relatives and friends.