Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Thomas John Reust

September 25, 1948February 4, 2020

Tom Reust of Dewitt passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 71, surrounded by his family whom loved him dearly. Tom loved his family. He was a proud papa to his grands and great-grands and enjoyed going to watch them play sports. He loved spending summers in the travel trailer outside of Mancelona and fishing anytime, anywhere. Tom also loved the trips to Florida to cat sit for family, view the ocean and watch the beautiful sunsets. Tom played bass guitar for numerous bands throughout his life. Tom was a lifelong semi-driver and loved telling stories of driving and of days on the farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents; John and Josephine, two siblings, brother Dick and sister Anne, granddaughter Jamie and special mother-in-law, Dorothy Keck.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 22 years, Shelley; children Tom Jr. (Heather) Reust, Heather Jo Reust, Mike (Tanja) Shooltz, Chris (Lisa) Shooltz, Kelly Shooltz, grandchildren; Ben, Denise (Josh), Tyler, Devin (Hannah), Evan, Brenden (Megan), Alex, Baylee, Kylee, Aubree and great-grands; Jayden, Jonah, Peyton and Finn, brothers, Doug (Tricia), Bob (Karen), sister; Cathy, brother-in-law Richard Keck (Elise Fortin) as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held, Sunday, March 15, 2020 at St. Jude Church, 801 N. Bridge St., Dewitt, Michigan 48820 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 West Grand River, Lansing, Michigan 48906. Online memories and condolences may be made by going to www.grdewitt.com.


  • Capital Area Humane Society


15 March

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Catholic Community of St Jude

801 N. Bridge St.
DeWitt, Michigan


Thomas John Reust

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