Michael Reeder

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Michael “Mike” Reeder, 63, of Belleville, born July 21, 1954 in Paragould, AR, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Mike was very proud of being a state qualifying wrestler while at Belleville East and an incredible wrestler at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Until an injury derailed him, he was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic team.  He was a loved brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend. Nothing was more important to Michael than his family.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Reeder; and his stepfather, Dick Richardson.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Lynda, nee Migneco, Reeder;
his mother, Doris Faye, nee Goss, Reeder Richardson;
his children, Georgette Mecum (fiancé Andrew Garcia), and Benjamin Reeder;
his grandchildren, Korbyn, Alexzander & Germain;
and his siblings, Deddria (Gary) Blake and Mark Reeder.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Chromalloy Kidney Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  They have become a second family and took excellent care of him. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL., with Rev. James Slone officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


10 Comments on Michael Reeder

Don Brown said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2018 at 4:44 PM

My sympathy to the family. Mike was a good friend of mine during my few years in Belleville. I remember my mom and Mike's dad were good friends also.

  • Glen Ellyn
  • Illinois
John /Laura DePaola said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 6:35 PM

So deeply sorry for your loss! Michael was such a kind soul. He lived everyone he met and wasn’t afraid to say it or show it. He was full of life and his laugh always made us laugh. He was truly a good man and he will be missed in this world.

  • Orange
  • Ca
Mike Schuchmann said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2018 at 4:50 AM

Lynda and family, my condolences. Mike and I were on the wrestling team together in high school. We wrestled and beat each other up 5 days a week during the season and had a lot of fun. We were good friends back then and he was one of the best wrestlers in the country. Stay well.

  • Dallas
  • TX
Jim Raab said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Mark, and Michael's family...my deepest condolences.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Teresa Mayhew Hess said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Sorry for your loss; praying for you and your family.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Sandra Glueck said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2018 at 10:11 PM

So sorry for your lost way to young . Remember as a Boy . The wrestling team. .He was so proud the cab of his truck. Thinking of you Doris Dede mark and family. Walking with walker with Bum knee problems so can't make it but my heart and prayers are with you all. Sandy Murphy Glueck and Leroy.

  • O'fallon
  • Illinois
Ron and Sue Wood said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2018 at 2:38 PM

RIP Mike and condolences to your family.

  • Eureka
  • MO
Kathy Conte (Koenig) said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2018 at 9:42 PM

DeDe - My heart is breaking for you! Trusting our good & faithful God to carry you through this difficult time. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Steve & Kathy

  • Tampa
  • FL
Mickie Erb said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2018 at 5:28 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mike as the best entertainment with his unique dancing style at the Belleville East dances. I think we called him Reeder. He was so funny and a positive guy. God Bless!

  • Flagler Beach
  • Florida
Jerry Gibbs said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Sorry to hear about Michael. I went to school with him and knew him well. A great guy, great wrestler. Prayers for the family and many friends.

  • Madison
  • WI

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