Roy L. Reding, age 89 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born June 14, 1925, in Highland, IL, the son of Edwin and Catherine (nee Haas) Reding.
On September 28, 1949, he married Viola Velma “Tootie” Merkle who survives.
He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. He was also a member of Member of Church Brotherhood; Weinheimer Senior Citizens; IMRF Chapter 31.
Roy was born and reared at Highland, IL. He worked at Hug Trucking Company, Basler Electric, Polar Ice and Fuel for 25 years, City of Highland for 15 years, Ken’s Greenhouse, and retired from the city of Highland in 1987. In his earlier years, he helped make hay and shuck corn for area farmers. He also mowed lawn for several people. In 1950, he built his home on Deal Street, where he lived with his wife all of their married life. He was a former Boy Scout leader. Loved to fix things, dance, travel, and spend time with his family; especially his sons and grandson, and adored his wife of 64 years. He enjoyed playing checkers, horseshoes, dominoes, and fishing. He also loved his 1954 blue Chevy pickup truck and his 1939 John Deere Tractor.
Survivors include :
Wife – Viola V. “Tootie” Reding, nee Merkle, Highland, IL
Son – Dennis R. (Peggy) Reding, Highland, IL
Son – Kenneth W. Reding, Highland, IL
Grandson – Nathan A. (Kelsey) Reding, Grantfork, IL
Great Grandchild – Lucas Alan Reding, Grantfork, IL
Sister – Betty Roth, Moberly, MO
Godchild – Steven (Dana) Oravec, Highland, IL
Godchild – Monica (Dan) Hurford, Glen Carbon, IL
Sister In-law – Doris Reding, St. Jacob, IL
Sister In-law – Eileen Reding, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Judy Merkle, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Mary Manville, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Evelyn Rommerskirchen, Pocahontas, IL
Sister In-law – Peggy Oravec, Highland, IL
Brother In-law – James Manville, Highland, IL
Brother In-law – John Oravec, Highland, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Edwin Reding, died 10/4/1948
Mother – Catherine Reding, nee Haas, died 12/31/1982
Brother – Melvin Reding, died 10/30/1952
Brother – Selmar Reding, died 4/29/1972
Brother – Rolland Reding, died 1/19/2009
Brother – Wilbur Reding, died 10/10/1977
Sister – Stella Bohnenstiehl, died 10/6/1991
Sister – Helen Reding, died as infant died 1917
Sister – Irma Iberg, died 3/29/2006
Sister – Ruth Reding, died as infant died 1936
Sister – Laura Reding died 1939
Sister – Martha Warnecke, died 7/24/2006
Sister – Irene Plocher, died 3/25/1989
Brother In-law – Waldo “Bud” Merkle, died 1/1/2012
Brother-in-law – Leonard Plocher, died 3/26/1999
Brother-in-law – Duane Warnecke, died 3/27/2003
Brother-in-law – Oliver Iberg, died 3/3/1983
Brother-in-law – William Bohnenstiehl
Brother-in-law – Jerome Roth, died 7/7/1967
Brother In-law – Norbert Von Hatten
Brother In-law – Richard Lebegue
Brother In-law – David Rommerskirchen
Sister In-law – Florence Lebegue
Sister In-law – Ann Von Hatten
Sister In-law – Stella Reding Brauer
Sister In-law – Florence Reding
Mother-In-Law – Verna Merkle Riggs nee Keilbach died 10/19/2000
Father-In-Law – Walter Merkle died 5/12/1959
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Christopher W. Hill officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ.