James H. Reiss (87) of Altamont

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Published on February 20 2014 3:27 pm

James H. Reiss, 87 of Altamont, died at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Catholic Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Lutheran Care Center. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
James Henry Reiss was born on Monday, February 22, 1926 in Effingham, Illinois to Henry and Edith Thoele Reiss. He married Margaret M. Dirks on June 9, 1951 and she survives.
 
Jim served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church and Gieseking-Schwertdfeger VFW Post 7676, Altamont, the St. Elmo Golf Club and the Knights of Columbus, Effingham. Jim was retired from Contel (now Frontier Communications) after many years of service.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Jane (Mark) Polivka, of Ellicott City, MD; his brothers, Robert Reiss of Effingham and Charles Reiss of Altamont; his sisters, Anna Mae McCain and Phyllis Coleman of Altamont and Dorothy Augustine of Evansville, IN and granddaughters Jenna and Holly. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Steven in infancy.
 
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