Alvin Eugene Reiff

REIFF_ALVINGraveside services for Alvin E. Reiff, 76, Lawrence, KS, will be at 10:00 am, Thursday April 21, 2016, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS, with Dave Upchurch of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church officiating.

Al died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at home. He was born October 18, 1939, in Kewanee, IL, the son of Lloyd and Marjorie (Stone) Reiff. After attending Kewanee High School, he served in the US Army at Fort Sheridan from 1957-60. During a weekend leave, he met Jean Lundahl of Silvis, IL, at a roller skating rink, and they married September 23, 1961.

While raising his family in Cambridge, IL, Al worked as a journeyman pipefitter for the Rock Island Line Railroad in Silvis, IL for 19 years until the railroad closed, and then for four years in the maintenance department of Kewanee Public Hospital. In 1988 he moved to Florida where he was employed as a telecommunications specialist at Walt Disney World for 11 years. After he retired in 2001, he lived in Las Cruces, NM, Branson, MO, Moline, IL, and Lawrence, KS.

Al had a strong Christian faith, enjoyed southern gospel music, and loved to share his time and great sense of humor with his friends and family. He held an FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License and could fix almost anything–electronics, computers and cars.

Survivors include his wife Jean, Lawrence, KS; sons David (Sharron) Reiff, Prescott Valley, AZ, and Daniel (Mary Jo) Reiff, Lawrence, KS; daughters Debra (Christopher) Landt, Las Cruces, NM, and Diane Reiff, Kansas City, MO. Other survivors include his brother, Donald (Carol) Reiff, Kewanee, IL, and sister, Clarice (Pete) Mallery, Kewanee, IL; grandchildren Talia Harris, Ian (Zoe) Ginn, Melanie Landt, Bevan Landt, Megan Cage; and great-granddaughter Trinity Harris.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Allen...

In the 1970’s I taught Danny Reiff in first grade at Cambridge Elementary School. I was Mrs. Wethington then. I remember what a wonderful boy he was; and his father must have been wonderful, too, to have such a lovely family.
My prayers are with you. We live in Rochester, MN, now. May God bless you and your family.

From Nancy Tudder...

To the family of Alvin, I’m so sorry for your loss. I was raised in the same neighborhood with Al, and for more than 50 years lived just down the street from Al’s brother Don and wife Carol. Again I’m sending prays for the family. Nancy

From Buki Otu...

My deepest condolences to the Reiff family. I pray your memories hold you up during this time. Blessings to your family. Buki Otu

From Marjorie Roussel...

Dear Jean was so shocked and sorry to hear about Al’s passing didn’t find out until just now. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed but one thing we know,we will see him again one day. So sorry we can’t be there with you. I know there is distance between us but if any thing we can do for you please let us know. We will keep you and the children in our prayers. Love you Marge & Don

From Frankandjeandean...

We will never how AL touched out lives
Jean we are for ever be indeted to you and al for the great impact ya’made in our lives. .frank and jean

From American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

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