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Reese Appleyard

November 12, 1997 — October 15, 2021

Reese Martin Appleyard, 23, of Congerville, died Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:34 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Reese was born on November 12, 1997 in Peoria to Ernest A. and Cathy L. Wade Appleyard. He married Elle R. Arvin on September 14, 2019. She survives.

Also surviving are his father, Ernest Appleyard of Wapello, IA; one brother, Mitchell Hinrichsen of Goodfield; three sisters, Audrey (Lindsay) Hinrichsen of Secor, Shelly (Chance) Knapp of Goodfield, Eydra (Chris) Nannie of Metamora; one uncle, Eddie, three aunts, Connie, Carrie and Marsha; many close and life-long friends; and his beloved pets: two dogs, Ember and Ashe, and one cat, Tito.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cathy Appleyard, and his grandparents.

Reese worked in logistics at Vivo in Goodfield. He was a skilled woodworker, hunter, fisherman, and woodsman. He was a great friend with the best taste in music, a skilled gamer, strategist, and pool player.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 3-7 p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Trivoli Township Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Reese’s family to help with funeral and medical expenses. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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508 S Main St, Eureka, IL 61530

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

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