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Loren Henry Reil, age 83, of Wilmot, SD, died on September 18, 2019, at Wilmot Care Center.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Milbank. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service. Pastor Albert Meier will officiate. Burial will be at Garfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Loren Henry Reil was born on September 29, 1935, in Ortonville, MN. He was the son of Henry and Freida (Minder) Reil. He grew up on the family farm located north of Corona, SD.
After completing 8th grade and helping on the family farm, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany as an MP. Upon returning to the states, a blind date with an army buddy’s sister-in-law resulted in a long and happy marriage to Mary Lou Macziewski beginning on June 29, 1968. Together, they were blessed with 39 years of marriage. Loren and Mary Lou delighted in having and raising two sons: Michael and David.
Loren partnered with his brother, Vic, in farming for several years until operating his farm independently. Well after retirement, Loren stayed involved in farming by checking cattle, checking fence, and helping out anywhere he could.
Loren was a faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church and was an active and devoted member of his church bodies. He served on the Board of Trustees, was a church usher, and volunteered on numerous projects. His enduring and deep faith inspired his family and kept him going through tough times and loss.
Loren had an unexpected but constant sense of humor hidden by his quiet and unassuming demeanor. He was a humble and gently mannered man whose love and commitment saturated his marriage, his parenting, and his grandparenting.
Loren Henry Reil trusted his Savior, Jesus Christ, and is praising him today in a place prepared just for him. Loren joined the believing saints in heaven on September 18, 2019.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Michael (Linda) Reil of Wilmot, SD; David (NiNi) Reil of Corona, SD; seven grandchildren: Tyler (Taylor), Trevor (Mariah), Jared, Jenna, Kadie, Emmett, and Larry; two great-grandchildren: Westin and Theo; sister, Betty Reyelts of Wilmot, SD; and brothers: Vic Reil of Wilmot, SD; and Larry (Judy) Reil of Wilmot, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Freida; and wife, Mary Lou.