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Fred Reese
Fred ReeseGolf BagFred Reese age 60 of Richwood, died Sunday evening September 23, 2012 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital following a short illness

He was born May 27, 1952 in Bellefontaine to the late Robert E. and Grace L. (Dailey) Reese Sr.; he was also predeceased by a brother Robert E. Reese Jr.

Fred was a 1970 graduate of the North Union High School, was retired from Nucor Steel (formerly Marion Steel) in Marion, where he worked as a tow motor operator for many yrs.

A man with a quick smile and easy laugh, Fred enjoyed his time on earth, he loved to golf, Fred especially enjoyed the time he spent with his friends golfing and fishing or just being together, he was a true friend. Fred was a big sports fan, rooting for North Union, the Buckeyes and the Browns.
The ďBig KahuunaĒ will be missed by his family and many friends.

Surviving is his sister: Judy Nickel of Richwood, brother: James J. (Toni) Reese of Bridgewater, Iowa, special friend: Rayda Reese of Richwood, stepchildren and step grandchildren and Nephews and Nieces.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 pm, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood VFW Post 870, Post Office Box 164 Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: Larry
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Judy and Jim,Fred will be missed be many Sorry for your loss

#2 from: Ruth Lewis
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM

So Sorry Judy for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.

#3 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of Fred.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.  

#4 from: Paul Tevis
Steubenville Ohio
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

You are going to be missed by everyone who knew you. We will miss you in Myrtle Beach.You were a good friend

#5 from: Debra Webb-Shelton
NU Class of '73
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Saddened to hear the news of Fred's passing...so young..too soon!

#6 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Mt Victory
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I learned something reading this Judy I did not know you were sister to Fred and Jim...went to school with Jim and Fred couple grades ahead of us...so sorry for loss god be with you all at this difficult time....

#7 from: Beth Taylor Brelsford
16404 McConnelsville Rd., Caldwell, OH  43724
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Asking God's peace and love to surround your family during this sad time.  I was so happy to reconnect with Fred at our high school get-together in July.  I hadn't seen him since we graduated in 1970, but it was like no time had passed at all. He was a sweet guy, and I'll miss him.  God bless your family.  

#8 from: Jerry & Linda Temple
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:24 AM

We are sorry to hear of Freds passing and send  our thoughts and prayers your way. Remember all the good times and all the good memories you've made with one another,charish each and everyone of them. God Bless All

#9 from: Leanna Cereoli
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Dear Judy,

So sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a brother.
Thinking of you,

#10 from: Harold (Butch) Tanner
Lehigh Acres, Fl.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Judy just read about your brother Fred Sorry for your loss. I remember the old days and the family get togethers. Since my retirement and moving to Fl. Lost all contact. Please feel free to drop a line.

#11 from: Tom Ross
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Fred was a true friend he will be missed by all
im so sorry for your loss

#12 from: Julie (Rayl) Pompa
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

So sorry for your loss. Fred was such a joy to know, and I am proud to have called him my friend and classmate. I'm so happy to have seen him at our class reunion this summer, and I still feel his bear hug when we said hello. I have only happy memories of knowing him.

#13 from: Dave/Deb Clayton
Wadsworth, OH
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Dave and Fred (in their younger years) played slow-pitch softball.  He kept people entertained and always wore a smile.  Yes, he too enjoyed golf and hung with Dave and the guys from time to time. Gone too soon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Dave & Deb Clayton

#14 from: David Thompson
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Sorry for your loss..I worked with Fred at Marion(NUCOR) Steel for many years..A great guy. He will be missed.

#15 from: Peggy Beeney Strong
Grove City, OH
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

So sorry to hear of Fred's passing.  We enjoyed seeing him at a recent class party/ reunion.

#16 from: Judy Anderson
New Bern, North Carolina
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Rob and I both were saddened to hear the news about Fred. †Our prayers are with you during this time.

#17 from: Bill Nibert
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
            Bill and Johna Nibert

#18 from: RIta Showalter
Delaware ohio
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I canít even count
The things youíve done for me
I canít begin to list
Everything youíve helped me through
Youíre the only dad Iíve ever known
Since my father canít be a man
You stepped in when we needed you most
You picked up the pieces
And fixed four shattered lives
And through the years
Gave us four brand new lives
You stuck with me
Through my hatred
Of you, of me, of the world
You always encouraged me
And told me I could do better
I never believed you
Until it happened
I never thought a step-dad
Could become such an influence
I never knew that a step-dad
Could be such a hero
I never guessed that my step-dad
Could become my dad

I miss you and you smile already!! I love you so much and miss u already!! you were great!! love your step daughter Rita and aunt Judy and uncle Jim so so sorry!!!

#19 from: Bill Imbody
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Your in good hands brother. You will be much missed.

#20 from: Rex Cramer
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Fred was a man with a heart of gold.  My condolences to his family.  We were friends as young men and he was really a great friend.

#21 from: Rhonda Wright
Orland Park
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:58 PM

So sorry I missed you at the reunion,this just proves that life can be cut short. Fred was a wonderful friend and so much fun to be around.I will never forget all the good times we shared. Rest in peace my friend,gone but never forgotten. My sympathies to the family, Rhonda Farrington Wright

#22 from: Sherri Buyer
Marysville, OH
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Fred's Family,
I'm truely sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be missed.

God Bless you all.

#23 from: Brian Berry
San Diego Ca
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I am so sorry for your lose
Fred was a great person to be around

#24 from: Sharon Cunningham Meyer
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM

I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to touch base with Fred and see that smile one more time at our class reunion this summer. He will be missed. RIP, Fred.

#25 from: Fred Smith
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 7:10 AM

The Reese family,
May you find comfort and strength through our God at this difficult time.I will forever miss

#26 from: Robert Haughn
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM

It is a great loss for all of Fred's friends . We went fishing may times on lake Erie and had great times . I will miss him fishing,hunting,golfing,watching, OSU and just hanging out.

#27 from: PAT
Delaware ohio
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, Just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers.

#28 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Judy and Family I am so sorry for the loss of Fred.  He was a good friend and easy personn to know and talk to.  I saw him off&on over the years but he was a big part of our reunion this summer.. Glad he had a good time and know he is leaving this earth a happier person and going to a beautiful place.  May God's warmth and love shower you and your family during this loss.  As my husband always said this is only temporary and we will see each other again!!

#29 from: Steve Chapman
Raleigh, NC
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are given in support to family and friends of Fred.  I enjoyed the words that pictured Fred's winsome smile and fun spirit.  Memories are numerous of our times in High School and I express sorrow that I didn't get to play a round of golf with a good ol' buddy. Allow your memories of good times with Fred to encourage you through your time of loss.

#30 from: carol lookabaugh-pitts & family
calgary, alberta canada
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Judy I'm sorry to hear about Fred, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love ya

#31 from: Betty Drodofsky
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Jim and Judy, our family is thinking of you at this sad time.  We remember how Fred enjoyed all the sports in high school that he shared with
Fritz and the boys.
       Betty Drodofsky and family

#32 from: Rebecca Blue George
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Ruby Fox and I send our condolences to Judy and the rest of Fred's family.  May your memories of good times sustain you in the days ahead.
               Becky George

#33 from: Greg and Ruthie McCloud
Boca Raton, Florida
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#34 from: michael hallett
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I will miss you Fred. You were one of the nicest guy i have ever meant. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

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