Anthony Edward Reller

March 13, 1947December 30, 2017

COLUMBIA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Edward Reller, 70, will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Reller died Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in St. Cloud, MN, he was the son of the late Anton and Loretta Schulte Reller. He graduated Cathedral High School in 1965 and was ordered to active duty for the Navy from 1968 to 1970 aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). He married Jean Thomas Mathis in 1977. He worked as a Shipping Clerk for Pan-O-Gold Bakery in 1972 and later retired in 2009. Upon retirement, they moved to Columbia, SC. Tony will be lovingly remembered as devoted to his family, with a great sense of humor, who enjoyed bowling, fishing and watching the Minnesota Vikings. Tony and Jean enjoyed many memorable visits, walking and taking in the beautiful shorelines and views in Minnesota - Duluth, North Shore, Taylors Falls, Stillwater and Red Wing. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean Carol Mathis Reller; his 3 children, Jessica Reller Driggers (Henry), Martin Thomas, and Valarie Thomas Mahmud (Fahar); 5 grandchildren, Sophia Caroline Driggers, Katherine Addison Driggers, Isaac Stephen Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas Anderson (Tim), and Kamran Fahar Mahmud; a great-granddaugther, Riley Elizabeth Anderson; brothers, Robert Ballmann (Millie) of White Park, MN and Gerald Reller (Karlene) of St. Paul, MN; sisters, Kathleen Hall and Carol Ann Helmin, both of Foley, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Herbert Reller and sisters, Magdalen Gott, Bertha Peters, Theresa Schulte, Hildegard Doble, Mary Ann Franzen, Dolores Gangl, Rita Feuker, and Sister Giles Reller; and in-laws. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict Retirement Fund, 104 Chapel Ln, St. Joseph, MN 56374. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 5, 2018


Anthony Edward Reller

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January 5, 2018

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Kathryn LaPointe

January 2, 2018

I have fond memories of Uncle Tony helping me climb the trees in Grandma and Grandpa Reller's backyard. He was such a joy to be around. My deepest symphony to his family.
Kathy LaPointe (Reller)

Jessica Driggers

January 2, 2018

You were a loving father and grandfather! The girls and I will miss you every single day! I am happy you are no longer in pain and I know you are in a better place, but I wish we could've had more time!!! I just can't believe this is all real!

Gloria Kjorsvik

January 1, 2018

Holding you all up in prayer. Uncle Tony was a great Uncle. We had many good times together when he stayed at the farm and when we would visit Grandma & Grandpa on 33rd in St. Cloud. Before he married Jean we would get together and I made him 2 homemade quilts. I will always remember when he stumbled going up the hill at the farm with the basket of eggs he picked for my Mother and there went the egg money. Us girls always bring that up when we reminisce. He felt so bad and he never lived it down...We would do lots of kibitzing and when my mother was at Sartell in the Nursing Home Jean worked there and Uncle Tony would visit and we sure enjoyed his sense of humor. He loved teasing Mom. Gloria Kjorsvik, The Gangl Girls

Ken Schindele

January 1, 2018

I lived on 31st Avenue and grew up with Tony. We went to St. Anthony's together and then to Cathedral High. I served 30 years in the Air Force and often thought of Tony. After returning to the St. Cloud area after retirement, Bob Bischoff, Ken Weiler, Gary Shiek, and I would talk about the times we shared in Tony's back yard playing cards in the "shed" (old chicken coup). Thank you for publishing Tony's obituary in the St. Cloud Daily Times. I am sorry for your loss, and would ask you to keep in mind that the world is a better place because Tony was here.

Ray & Dianna Schulte

January 1, 2018

As youngsters Anthony and I used to spend summers together at Fishtrap Lake and at the "home place" on 33rd in St Cloud -- "Mumsie's" lemonade, long hikes to the DQ, and fishing at the lake. These are my memories of Anthony. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Our hearts and prayers go with you.

December 31, 2017

We will keep your family in our prayers.

Gerry and Red Bloomgren