Obituary: Robert Reese


Robert Allen Reese, 75, of Eldridge, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his home. A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Dixon American Legion, Dixon.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dixon American Legion.  Online condolences may be left at

Bob was born in Davenport on Oct. 6, 1944, to Harry Sr. and Emma Jane (Quick) Reese.  He graduated from North Scott High School in 1963 and proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.  Bob married Patricia Jean Rohwer on Dec. 18, 1965, at Hope Lutheran Church in Dixon.

Bob retired from Caterpillar in 1995 after 30 years of service.  He later managed the Dixon American Legion, where he coordinated the fish and chicken suppers, as well as his legendary Thursday “specials.” He and his brother, Don, owned and operated R&R Repair. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge, Dixon American Legion Post #353 and a proud member of the UAW.  In early years, he coached youth softball and baseball in Dixon.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.  He loved traveling and hunting.  Above all, he was a proud grandpa and loved supporting his grandchildren in their activities.

Bob is survived by his wife Pat and their children:  Kimberly (Steven) Lorenz of Swisher, and Michael (Angela) Reese of Eldridge, four grandchildren: Mitchell, Matthew, Peyton and Nolan, and his brothers: Donald (Carol) Reese of Eldridge, and Jack (Nancy) Reese of Fenton, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harry Reese Jr.


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