Reis, Henry A. “Hank”, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Bay Medical Center. Age 88 years. He was born May 1, 1922, in Saginaw, the son of the late Andrew and Frances (Willing) Reis. He was a journeyman machinist at Baker Perkins for 46 years, retiring in 1984. He served with the US Army Combat Engineers during World War II, serving in the Central European Theater. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He married Martha Meyer on April 11, 1942; she predeceased him on February 15, 2001. He later married Evelyn Proudfoot on September 6, 2003; she survives him. He also leaves three sons and their spouses, Andrew A. and Kathleen Reis, Michael H. and Nancy Reis, and Fred J. and Kelly Reis, all of Saginaw; his grandchildren and their spouses, Andrea Reis Wise and her husband Charles, Amy K. Reis Shabluk and her husband James, Andrew A. Reis, Jr., Abby A. Reis Blonshine and her husband Jason, Jeremy Reis, Stephen Shaffer, Sarah Reis, Matthew Reis, Jeff Wandzel and his wife Catherine, Mark Wandzel, Scott Wandzel and his wife Cathy, Kari Wandzel Nabb and her husband Greg ; great-grandchildren, Madison K. Wise, Mitchell A. W. Wise, Rachel and Adam Wandzel, James and Thomas Shabluk; one sister, Agnes Gratopp; a step-daughter and her husband, Dianne and Larry Ewald; two step-grandchildren, Robin Osterveen and her husband Craig, and Gregg Ewald; two step-great-grandchildren, Thomas and Tyler Ewald. He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Ann Reis, and by a son, Henry M. Reis. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Military honors will be under the auspices of American Legion Post #439 in St. Andrew Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday where the family will gather at 6:30 p.m. for a prayer service. Friends may also call on Thursday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Legion Post #439 Honor Guard or the donor’s choice.