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Eldon Reeg

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:55 p.m. CDT

SUN CITY, Ariz. — Eldon J. Reeg, 82, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Sun City.

He was born on July 9, 1930, the son of John and Laura (Hueneke) Reeg. Raised in Dubuque, Iowa, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in coaching/teaching from Wartbug Lutheran College and Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. He married Alice Jean Winnie; who preceded him in death. He later married Alice Haraldson.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he began his physical therapy career at Rockford Memorial Hospital. In 1967, the family moved to Princeton, where he was self-employed in physical therapy for 45 years.

He was interested in sports, participating in baseball, basketball, track and college football. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing and a good card game. “E” was a good friend and was appreciated for what he brought to the table. Lead by humble example, blessed by virtues of patience, tolerance and understanding. There was not a selfish bone in his body. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. He loved socializing with the Ventana Lakes community as they walked lakeside path beside his backyard patio. He spent evenings studying the constellations and flight patterns. He enjoyed spying on wildlife, birds and critters. He also followed all sports activities and relished his childhood travels to Chicago, yet another disappointed life-long die hard Cubs fan.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Alice (Haraldson) Reeg; four children, Janice Reeg of Portland, Maine, Bruce Reeg of Goodyear, Ariz., David Reeg of Litchfield Park, Ariz., and Scot (Brenda) Reeg of Greenville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica and Adam Reeg of Phoenix, and Haley, Alison, Logan and Meredith of Greenville.

He also was preceded in death by his parents.

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