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Randall (Randy) Ernest Rees, formerly of Du Quoin

  • Randall (Randy) Rees

    Randall (Randy) Rees

updated: 7/11/2020 6:38 AM

Randall (Randy) Ernest Rees, passed away on July 5, 2020.

He was a resident of Valley House Assisted Living in Castle Rock, Colorado, for three years, after leaving Illinois, where he was born in Du Quoin on July 29, 1938.

He was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary daily.

Randy retired from Dial Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri, after many years. He was an avid angler, lifelong Cardinals baseball fan, and had a beautiful bass singing voice which he once used to play Jud, a lead role, in a St. Louis community theater presentation of "Oklahoma!" He loved antiques and apple pie, and was talented at copying cartoons when he was a youngster.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Florence (Miller) Rees and Ernest L. Rees.

Survivors include his sisters, Verna (John) McAteer of Greenville, Illinois and Carole (Lisle Gates) Murray, of Castle Rock, Colorado; nieces Rachel and Claire Murray and Maura Campbell; and nephew Dan McAteer.

Private graveside services will be held in Du Quoin at a later time. Family photos can be found on the Olinger Mortuary Obituaries pages.

Memorials can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.

A Valley House caregiver said it all when she said, "He was the most gentlemanly man I've ever met."

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