send your thoughts to the family by clicking on this link
James V. Reiss
Dr. James V. Reiss, 73, of Grand Island, died Saturday June 5, 2010
at Saint Francis Skilled Care surrounded by his loving family.
Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 11 th at St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Reverend
Randy Fett will officiate.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dr. Reiss was born December 15, 1936 at Kansas City, Missouri the son
of Theodore and Edith (Peterson) Reiss.
Survivors include his wife Judy; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and
Amy Reiss of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeremy Redmond
of Windsor, Colorado and sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Ernest
See of Sharon Springs, Kansas.
Those also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Jack and
Samuel Reiss and Cooper Redmond; sister-in-law, Fran Reiss of Weskan,
KS and sister-in-law and her husband, Jan and Art Krueger of Westminster,
CO. His parents and twin brother, Jerroll and infant brother, Donald
welcomed him into heaven.
Jim was raised on a family farm near Weskan, Kansas where he graduated
from high school in 1955. He received his bachelors’ degree
from Fort Hays and attended the University of Kansas Medical Center in
Kansas City, KS. He served a one year internship at El Paso, Texas. Jim
entered the United States Army during the Vietnam War having served two
years in Panama. Later Jim had four years of surgery training at
Kansas City General.
He was united in marriage to Judy Reece on November 7, 1970. They
made Grand Island their home in 1972 where Jim was a general surgeon
and was in general practice at the Grand Island Clinic. Dr. Reiss
retired in 2000.
Memberships included St. Pauls Lutheran Church and Grand Island Modelers
Club. From the age of 15, Jim enjoyed flying model airplanes having
competed across the nation and making many friends.
Memorials are suggested to St. Pauls Lutheran Church or ‘GRACE’ Grand
Island Area Cancer Endowment.