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J ohn A. Reynolds, 79, of Illinois City, passed into the loving arms of his Savior early Monday morning, October 8, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201-E. 4 th Avenue, Milan. Services for Mr. Reynolds will be 10 am, Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge. A funeral service with burial will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fairview, Kansas, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
John was born on December 11, 1932, in Fairview, KS, a son of Frederick “Ted” Reynolds and Audrey (Mellenbruch) Reynolds. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and dedicated his military and civilian career to the defense of our country. He married Phyllis Reasy on May 26, 1957, in Fairview. John worked as an engineer at the Rock Island Arsenal for 27 years before his retirement. He was a man of many interests and talents that included farming, trucking and performing music. He especially loved children and enjoyed helping people in any way he could. John was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis; children, Donald A. (Chéri) Reynolds, San Diego, CA, Lynn E. (Bruce) Selking, Chariton, IA, and Mary B. Reynolds, Moline; grandchildren, Tiffanie (Sgt. Chad, US Army) Gentry, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Amber Arnold, Moline, Audrey Selking, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Rosemary Selking, Seward, NE; and great-grandchildren, Damien and Irina. John is also survived by siblings Myrta (Charles) Anderson, Arvada, CO, Paul (Jolene) Reynolds, Fairview, KS and Anne (John) Frey, Mankato, MN, and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Reynolds, Fairview, KS, as well as by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Audrey, and siblings, Francis, Billy, Marjorie and Maurice. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Stewart Garneau and his staff, as well as the staff on Four South at Trinity Medical Center West.
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