January 4, 1939 - April 1, 2020
Knox – Edward (Ed) W. Reiss Sr. passed away on April 1, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family following an illness. He was 81-years old at the time of his death. Ed was born on January 4, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Carmelita (Ginter) Reiss, both whom precede him in death. Ed married the love of his life, Betty Singleton on December 25, 1957 in Knox, Indiana where they resided and raised their family. Betty also preceded him in death in September 2012 and not a day went by where Ed didn’t miss and think about her. Ed was a proud veteran of the US Army, a member of the Knox American Legion Post #131 where he walked in many parades and serve countless veteran funerals. He was one of the hardest working men you would ever meet owning and operating his own construction business, and he loved camping, his dogs, and especially spending time with family. He is survived by two sons Tennis (Gina) Reiss and Edward (Sandy) Reiss Jr. all of Knox; 1 daughter Helen Reiss of Culver; 13 grandchildren Billy (Destiny) Reiss of Georgia, Brian (Rachel) Reiss, Nicole (Joseph) Howard, Brandon (Brittany) Reiss, Tennis Reiss Jr., Samantha (Meghan) Mullins, Amanda (Cody) Satterfield, and Carter Reiss all of Knox; Eddie Royce of Culver, Clayton (Kelly) Reiss of Kokomo, Jack Royce of Chesterton, and Lenny and Jayson Danakus of Knox; 22 great-grandchildren; and 4 siblings John (Mable) Reiss of Winamac, Beth (John) Paul of Griffith, Chris Bailey of Greenup, KY, and Katherine Kitzmiller of Griffith. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one daughter Mary Ann Mullins. Due to the restrictions on social gatherings because of the Covid 19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held. A public Celebration of Life Service with military honors will be held at a later date. This will be updated on Ed’s obituary at rannellsfuneralhome.com when the restrictions are lifted and it is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox American Legion Post #131 or Heart to Heart Hospice.
Knox – Edward (Ed) W. Reiss Sr. passed away on April 1, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family following an illness. He was 81-years old at the time of his death. Ed was born on January 4, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to William... View Obituary & Service Information
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