Michael Joseph Reis

Jun 26th, 1961 - Jun 15th, 2020


Community of Faith Church

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020 10:00-12:00 pm


Community of Faith Church

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020 12:00 pm


Herrin City Cemetery

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020

Michael Joseph Reis

Michael Joseph Reis, age 58, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Mike was born in Belleville, Illinois on June 26, 1961, a son to Don and Mary Ann (Wolk) Reis, Sr.

Mike worked in the cabinet department for Eastside Lumber of Herrin and was an entrepreneur.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed antiquing, hiking, walking, swimming, grilling, boating, going to the beach and spending time on the water. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.  Mike attended the Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple.

He is survived by four daughters, Michelle (Ian) Ellison of Ava, Illinois, Valorie Nicole Reis of Kiehei Maui, Hawaii, Cortney LeMoyne of Clermont, Florida and Kalei Reis of Herrin, Illinois; two grandchildren, Madison Jacobs and Aiden Jacobs and another grandson on the way; his girlfriend, LeAnn Lyday of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; one sister, Jan Reis of Herrin; two brothers, Don Reis, Jr. and Dave (Suzie) Reis, both of Herrin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother-in-law, Christian Boyens.

Funeral services will be held at Community of Faith Church in Marion on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Troy D. Benitone officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at Community of Faith Church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple New Kitchen Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the Community of Faith Church during the visitation and at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948.

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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13 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rhonda Fitzpatrick

    From: , Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    Prayers for the Reis Family. So sorry to here this, haven’t seen Mike in years but he was an guy and will be truly missed Rhonda Price) Fitzpatrick

  • Guest: Peggy Beal

    From: Richview, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    LeAnn, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Also, to his family! My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time. Godspeed! 🙏😇

  • Guest: Carol Ferrari

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you all ar this most difficult time. So sorry Jan and family.

  • Guest: Zelma Gwaltney

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    Although I did not know Mike I do know his sister Prayers are going out to all

  • Guest: Steve skaggs

    From: Cobden, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    So sorry for your loss . Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Krista and CJ Boyens

    From: Crystal Lake, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    Sending so much love and peace to all of you.

  • Guest: Jeff Jones

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    I’m sorry to hear about this. I’ll be praying for the family members. I’ve known You guys a long time, Michael will surely be missed.

  • Guest: Rhonda Fitzpatrick

    From: HERRIN, Illinois

    Date: June 18, 2020

    I would like to send prayers to Michael s family May God be with you in this hard time I knew Mike when he was young when I worked for East Side lumberyard I remember he was a nice guy and loved sports and being on the lake He will be truly missed by all his family and friends

  • Guest: Mark Leposky

    From: Carlsbad , California

    Date: June 18, 2020

    I have many fond memories spending lots of time with Mike. Mike taught me how to ski and we went on a couple cross country trips together. Such a good friend during my youth. I regret not seeing him for so long. My heart hurts for his family. Prayers for peace and comfort for Jan, Don Jr. and Dave as well as his children and all who loved him. I know I’ll see you in heaven my brother.

  • Guest: Susan Donahue

    From: Waimanalo, Hawaii

    Date: June 19, 2020

    Our prayers are with you
    The Donahue’s

  • Guest: Sharen Jandoli

    From: Davie, Florida

    Date: June 19, 2020

    I had a special connection with Michael, he was my husband’s best friend.

    I met Mike in the early 90’s while dating Rob. They were hilarious together, and always had everyone around them laughing. I remember watching them get ready to go out, Rob would be gelling his hair while Mike was blow drying his.
    During this time his daughter Valorie (Niki), would visit South Florida for summers to visit her dad, us, and our dog Otis. Then in later years our first son, Ryan.

    Their bond was so strong. They drove to Macon, GA and purchased two dump trucks. Just two guys starting a debris removal company after hurricane Andrew. They were so proud of themselves; they had business cards and framed the first dollar they made.

    In the years following, Mike purchased a home on the water. I have so many fond memories of that place. Jean, Valorie, and Kalei would come out on the boat with us and we’d have a blast.

    They were best friends. Michael had spoken at our wedding and later Rob, at his in Hawaii. We kept in touch throughout the years, until Robs passing. I know in my heart, two best friends are in heaven, cracking jokes.

  • Guest: Jean Boyens Reis

    From: Waimanalo , Hawaii

    Date: June 19, 2020

    With all our aloha

  • Guest: Larry McBride

    From: Mount Vernon, Illinois

    Date: June 21, 2020

    So many are taken from us too soon. RIP, Mike.