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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Jean Bradley

February 21, 2020

Big Tom was a great man. I am blessed to have known him since I was a kid. He was a great dad to my niece and nephew. God gained a wonderful man. Hugs to all of you. God bless

Nicki Dabney

February 21, 2020

There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe what a great man Big Tom is. Nor, enough to describe how hard losing him is.
I am blessed to say that Tom was a 2nd dad to me for he 22 years that he was in my life. See, Kelly and I are best friends, sisters really. And when Tom and Shelley got married, he accepted everyone that was in her life as family.
To Shelley and family, I love you all. I am blessed to be family with you all.
Big Tom, I hope the camping is amazing and the fish are biting. I miss you and I am so happy I got to see you in Florida the last time. Thank you for loving us all, especially Momma Shelley.