Joleen "Jo" Reis, age 62, of Fonda, died Tuesday, May 15, at her home in Fonda.
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation was Friday at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda, with a parish vigil service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.
Joleen Marie "Jo" Reis was born November 5, 1949 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Lavonne (Peiffer) Reis. She attended schools in Fonda, graduating from Fonda High School in 1968. Jo was a life-long member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. She was baptized, confirmed and remained a faithful member.
Jo enjoyed gardening, baking cakes and cookies, and doing needle point. She loved watching sports on television, especially basketball and football. More than anything, Jo cherished the time she spent with her family.
Those left to cherish Jo's memory are her brothers: Dennis Reis of Fonda; and Ron Reis and his wife, Lisa Sundstrom-Reis of Pocahontas; two nephews, Erik and Zak Sundstrom-Reis; extended family and friends.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Connie Reis.