OBITUARY

Connie Louise Reeser

November 1, 1938September 8, 2018

Connie Louise Reeser of Mason passed away late Saturday evening, September 8, 2018 at the age of 79.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin Reeser, of 60 years, and their children, Ed Reeser Jr. (Angie), Patti Reeser, Cheri Case (Rob), Tami Rakestraw; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany Reeser, Zach Reeser (Tiffany), Tory Hart (Nick), Alex Case, Jordan Case, Madison Case, Austin Rakestraw, Nikki Rakestraw; 2 great grand-children, (Caine and Conner Hart) and soon to be 3 great grand-child (Grant Edwin Reeser), and her sisters, Maxine West, Charlene Stiltner and Karen Paul.

Connie always over excelled in many areas, like her last weeks of her nursing school term; she was not only planning a wedding, but sewing her wedding dress as well. Connie was involved in Youth for Christ, selling Tupperware, Christian Women’s Club, had a tremendous garden, ran a farm, was a leader in 4H, taught Sunday School, was a sponsor of the youth program, helped with special projects for youth ministries like Camp Barakel and Young Life, was on the board of the Simmental Association, and even held back a full grown cow that was trying to steal the show away from a soloist in the Church’s Christmas Cantata. Connie was always standing by her husband’s side in the business they started and she jumped in with both feet to help make things a tremendous success. Connie had the gift of hospitality down! When dear missionary friends needed a place to stay they knew they could drop in unannounced…at ANY HOUR and have a bed to sleep in. Before everyone was settled, Connie would immediately be in the kitchen with a hot, homemade blueberry cobbler coming out of the oven. Their home and their farm was their ministry to others. Connie was the one that got everything organized and set up in advance and made it look effortless. We want to see the extent that her hospitality legacy has reached…Please post a favorite memory at the Reeser’s Farm, whether a hayride, picnic, barn party, pool party, overnight party…did we say hayride…and tell us where You are now. Our guess is that she has touched the lives of thousands across the country… Help us Celebrate a life well lived of Connie Reeser. And we will print them out and post them on a board and watch it grow! In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to Youth for Christ ministries in memory of Connie Reeser.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Chapel of South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Connie Louise Reeser

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Marlene Osborn

September 16, 2018

I first met Connie when she brought her children to Jacobson's to buy their shoes. I only specifically remember two families because of the way the moms talked to their children, and Connie was one of them. She didn’t have to say she was a Christian because her demeanor spoke it all. While her family and friends are going to miss her, just remember this: she lived her whole life in anticipation of meeting Jesus. He life's goal has been reached. Rejoice with her.

David W. Coven

September 12, 2018

I have known Connie since she and Ed were married back in her nursing days. We have watched their family grow over the years. My wife Jo and I have shared many good times with Ed and Connie during those years and they have been good friends . She has been a wonderful and caring wife and mother to her family and she will be greatly missed.

FROM THE FAMILY