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Michael Joseph Reis

June 26, 1961 — June 15, 2020

Michael Joseph Reis, age 58, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Mike was born in Belleville, Illinois on June 26, 1961, a son to Don and Mary Ann (Wolk) Reis, Sr.

Mike worked in the cabinet department for Eastside Lumber of Herrin and was an entrepreneur.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed antiquing, hiking, walking, swimming, grilling, boating, going to the beach and spending time on the water. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.  Mike attended the Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple.

He is survived by four daughters, Michelle (Ian) Ellison of Ava, Illinois, Valorie Nicole Reis of Kiehei Maui, Hawaii, Cortney LeMoyne of Clermont, Florida and Kalei Reis of Herrin, Illinois; two grandchildren, Madison Jacobs and Aiden Jacobs and another grandson on the way; his girlfriend, LeAnn Lyday of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; one sister, Jan Reis of Herrin; two brothers, Don Reis, Jr. and Dave (Suzie) Reis, both of Herrin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother-in-law, Christian Boyens.

Funeral services will be held at Community of Faith Church in Marion on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Troy D. Benitone officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at Community of Faith Church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple New Kitchen Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the Community of Faith Church during the visitation and at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948.

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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