Charles “Chuck” D. Reese 1937 - 2012 rural McLouth
Funeral Services for Charles D. “Chuck” Reese, 74 , of the Lake Dabinawa community in rural McLouth, will be at 11:00 AM, Monday at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the McLouth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Sunday at the Barnett Family Funeral Home. 1220 Walnut (Hwy 59) Oskaloosa, where Mr. Reese will lie in state after 12:00 noon , Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Mr. Reese died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born November 15, 1937 at Calumet, OK., the son of Orla Jacob and Dorothy Marie Steanson Reese. He was a 1956 graduate of Calumet, OK., High School and attended Central States University in Edmond, OK. He earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1961, his Masters degree in 1967 and his Phd in 1969 all from the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Mr. Reese served as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence for 30 years, from 1969 until his retirement in 1999 . He was a two time recipient of the “Gould” Award at the University of Kansas. He was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the O.U. Alumni Association. He was an active supporter of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Greater Kansas City. A Big supporter of McLouth atletics, “Chuck” was received the “Fan” award from the Kansas State High School Activities Association. He was married to Ardith “Kay” Powell on May 26, 1957 at Calumet, OK., she preceded him in death on April 26, 2007. He is survived by one son, Orla Ray Reese, Radnor, PA., two daughters, Diana Ky Vansickle, Parkville, MO., Carolyn Marie Reese-Kasson, McLouth, two brothers, Donald Reese, Midlothian, TX, Robert Reese, Calumet, OK., two sisters, Oklahoma City, OK., Carolyn Richardson, Calumet, OK., and 8 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the McLouth United Methodist Church or to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Greater Kansas City in care of the Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS. 66066. www.barnettfamilyfh.com