COLUMBIA CITY — Joseph Wayne Reese, 89, Larwill, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home.  

He was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Columbia City, to Joseph Zachariah and Gladys Robinson Reese. On June 2, 1957, he married Kathaleen Tigner. She survives.

He retired as an Indiana State Police trooper and had served as town marshal of South Whitley.

Visitation is 3 from 7 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South Whitley Cemetery.


Memorials to Clancy's Dream border collie rescue,; the Humane Society of Whitley County; or donor's choice.

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