Robert C. Reel

Monday, May 14, 2007

Feb. 16, 1929-May 12, 2007

Robert C. Reel, 78, Greencastle, died Saturday.

Born in Montezuma, he was the son of Donald G. and Blanche I. (Eberwein) Reel.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Iowa.

He retired from IBM after 25 years where he was an industrial engineer.

He was a member of the Reelsville United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Knightsville Lodge No. 409 F.&A.M. and a life member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jo Ann, son Jon K. Reel and wife Kristina, Carmel; daughter Gina M. Reel, Bloomington; sisters Norma Jeane Sage, Florida, and Mary Ann Monnett, Greencastle; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald E. Reel, sister Betty Evans, and daughter Melinda Sue Holley.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Phillip Badger and Rev. William Best officiating. Burial with Veterans honors will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Masonic Service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Louise Brackney, 1 Hilltop Ct., Greencastle, 46135.

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