Aloysius Reiss


August 20, 1940 – October 17, 2020

  • Aloysius Reiss
    Aloysius Reiss

Aloysius A. Reiss passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. He was 80 years old.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. John XXIII Parish - St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington, WI. A visitation and prayer service was held on Monday, October 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mobridge. Al was laid to rest in Glenham.

Al was born in Dewey County on August 20, 1940 to Antone and Margaret (Schell) Reiss. He was a 1959 graduate of Timber Lake High School.

Growing up in Trail City, Al enjoyed riding horses and working on his family’s farm. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. After marrying, he and Mary moved to Wisconsin where they raised their family. Al worked as a machinist at Mercury Marine for over 35 years.

Al was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed being creative with his hands. He was able to fix anything that came his way. Many weekends he could be found in his garage working on cars, rebuilding engines or tinkering with his beloved ‘66 Impala. You could often find Al sitting around a bonfire telling his kids and grandchildren his many stories or simply listening to Johnny Cash songs.

Al is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Reiss; children Rene (Mark) Slezak, Susan (Gary) Wilger, Randall Reiss, Laurel (John) Werner and Jeffrey (Danielle) Reiss; 15 grandchildren; siblings Leo (Mollie) Reiss, Loretta (Herman) Hulm, Ray (Pam) Reiss and Bernita Schumacher.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Antone Jr., and brother-in-law Bob Schumacher.

Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge was in charge of arrangements.