WEST POINT — Arthur “Art” Reeson, 93, of West Point died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Retirement Community.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Lordemann officiating and burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Stokely Funeral Home and then at the church with a wake service and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Guardian Angels/Central Catholic Endowments or St. Francis Memorial Hospital Endowment.
Arthur John Reeson was born Aug. 23, 1920, on the family farm near Beemer to John and Mary (Buerman) Reeson. Art attended country school and Guardian Angels School.
On April 11, 1944, Art married Mary Ann Wiesen at Holy Cross Catholic Church at Beemer. The couple farmed north of West Point, retiring and moving into West Point in 1997.
Art was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, past president of the Cuming County Feeders and served as their state and national delegate, served on the Logan Township Board, Guardian Angels School Board and the Pork Producers.
Art will be remembered for his quick wit and his fondness for socializing. He enjoyed playing cards, watching baseball and dancing.
Survivors include wife Mary Ann of West Point; children Conrad of West Point, Marilyn Sexson of Johnstown, Colo., Deanne (Gene) Wieneke of Beemer, Jane (Kevin) Knobbe of West Point, Jon of Giltner; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Loretta Muhs of West Point and Arlene Reeson of Cedar Bluffs; a brother, Brother Leonard Reeson of Brazil.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, son Donald and sisters Anna Kappius and Leona Rubino.