Larry Joe Reske, of W. 15th St. Mishawaka

Published 9:11 am Monday, April 1, 2019

Oct. 20, 1949 — March 24, 2019

Larry Joe Reske, 69, of W. 15th St. Mishawaka, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1949, in Niles, to Gus and Carrie (Vandenburg) Reske who both preceded him in death.

Larry Joe Reske

Larry graduated in 1967 from Niles High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a fork lift driver and welder for many years until his retirement. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his Harley.

He is survived by the love of his life and fiancé’, Marie Bowman, along with his son, Craig and Karie Reske, of Niles; and a step son, Eric (Starla) Bowman; five grandchildren, Justin and Maddie Reske, Deric, Kyla and Kaylin; and his three sisters, Linda Ellis, of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Cindy Borich of Osceola, and Sharron Riefel, who passed in 2012. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation for Larry will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka at a later date. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.