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Leonard Reeb

October 27, 1924 — September 1, 2019

Leonard E. Reeb, 94, of Eureka, IL passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 12:45 pm, Sunday September 1, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka. This was exactly 20 years after his mother, Barbara Reeb, passed away at the Apostolic Christian Home.

He was born October 27, 1924, in Shickley, NE, to Carl and Barbara Detweiler Reeb. He married Mildred Ulrich August 10, 1947 at Roanoke Mennonite Church. She survives. They had just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in August.

Also surviving are his children, Carol Keel (Ron Cunningham) of Lexington, KY, Glenn Reeb (Louise) of Eureka and Barbara Sutter (Ron) of Germantown Hills, IL: 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Arlene Schrock; and one son in law; Kevin K Keel.

After graduating from high school, he was inducted into the US Army August 27, 1943. He served in the European theatre in WW II as a medic in the 1st Infantry Division. He received four bronze battle stars and a medical badge. He was honorably discharged January 4, 1946 as a staff sergeant.

He was a member of the Roanoke Mennonite Church. He worked at Ulrich Manufacturing and Caterpillar Inc. as a machinist. He enjoyed woodworking, bicycling, motorcycling, walking, traveling, and watching Chicago Bulls basketball. He had visited 31 of the 48 continental states and seven European countries.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on September 28, 2019 at Roanoke Mennonite Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 am prior to the service. Pastor Bryan Miller will officiate. A family graveside service will be held prior to the visitation. Cremation has been accorded and Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Mennonite Church or the AC Home of Eureka. Online tributes may be sent to the family at

Memorial Visitation

SEP 28. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Mennonite Church
1195 County Road 1600 East
Eureka, IL

Memorial Service

SEP 28. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Roanoke Mennonite Church-Eureka, iL
1195 County Road 1600 East
Eureka, IL

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