Steven William Reist

Steven William Reist, 70, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Genesis East, surrounded by his family.

 

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Pastor Kayla Lange-Carney of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to KCCK Radio Station out of Kirkwood College of Cedar Rapids, where Steven was an avid listener and donating member. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

 

Steven was born on May 14, 1954, in Muscatine, the son of Charles M. and Emily C. Van Gent Reist. He married Cheryl L. McElroy on September 22, 1979, in Muscatine.

 

Steven was a 1972 graduate of Muscatine High School. He owned Reist Auto Repair, but he could fix anything. Steven worked at GPC, where they called him ‘Wizzo’, in the wet milling department until retirement.

 

Steven enjoyed music and never missed one of his sons sporting events. He also enjoyed boating and spending time at the family cabin on the Mississippi River. He loved his Red 1969 Mach 1 Mustang, but most importantly, he loved his family.

 

Steven in survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Scott Reist and wife, Elizabeth, and Bryan Reist and his wife, Andrea; three grandchildren, Jane, Claire, and Lucas; brother, Jeffrey Reist and his wife, Diane; and nieces, Lauren Reist and her significant other, Ryan Snitker, and Hailee Reist and her husband, Chance Sullivan.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Emily.

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