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Calvin G. Reiss
March 28, 1915–August 27, 2008
Calvin G. Reiss, 93, of Onslow, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at the Anamosa Care Center in Anamosa, Iowa.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the Onslow Presbyterian Church in Onslow, with the Rev. Christopher Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Memorials may be given to the Onslow Presbyterian Church or St. Luke’s Hospice.
Calvin was born on a farm south of Garrison, Iowa, the son of Ezra C. and Ora L. (Baum) Reiss on March 28, 1915. He attended country school, graduated from Vinton High School in 1933, and then attended Iowa State College. On September 10, 1944, he and Laura Holst were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, and lived in Vinton until 1946 when they moved to Laura’s parents’ farm between Center Junction and Onslow and continued farming until they retired in 1974 and moved to Onslow. Laura preceded him in death on January 18, 2007.
Along with being a farmer, Calvin was also active in his community, county and church affairs. He was a 60 year member of the Onslow Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder, clerk of Session for many years, and was a Sunday school teacher. He was a 50 year Mason. He served as a director of the Onslow Savings Bank and was director of the Citizens State Bank in Wyoming, for 29 years. He also served as a director on the Center Junction Telephone Company Board for 40 years, served on the Midland School Board, County Farm Bureau Board, and the Jones County Compensation Board. He was a member of the Jones County 4-H Committee, Jones County Cattleman’s Association and the Wyoming Cemetery Board.
He is survived by his daughter, Marie (William) Hacke, of Center Junction; 3 grandchildren, Rodney (Kelli) Hacke, Andy (Susan) Hacke and Jennifer Hacke; 6 great-grandchildren, Arianna, Mariah and Collin Hacke and Paige, Will and Calvin Hacke; and one sister, Lola Phillips, of Jesup.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and two brothers, Leland and Francis Reiss.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 29 August 2008

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