Dylan R. Reese (19) of Effingham

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Published on April 2 2012 8:47 am

Dylan R. Reese, 19, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 4:46 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Celebration of Life services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, with Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be given to Save the Music Foundation, American Cancer Society, Imagine No Malaria, or Embarras River District- “Youth Mission Trips.” Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com

Dylan was born on August 26, 1992 in Decatur, IL, the son of Randall and Cheri (Watson) Reese.  Dylan was affiliated with Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham.

Dylan is survived by his mother, Cheri Reese of Port Richey, FL; father, Rev. Rand (Debbie) Reese of Effingham; siblings, Jessica (fiancé, Chris Galanos) Reese of Chatham, Heather (fiancé, Ted Broeker) Reese of Effingham, Zachary Reese of Lawrenceville; and Christopher Melzer of St. Charles, MO; nephew, Brody Reese; grandparents, Rev. Don and Joyce Watson of Port Richey, FL, and Virgil and Gladys Reese of Greenfield; and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Although saddened by the loss of Dylan, his family takes comfort in the fact that through the Gift of Hope his organs are being used to continue the lives of others. Dylan will now bless others the way he blessed his loved ones.

(DYLAN REESE)