Reece W. Hattis

September 19, 1928 - May 31, 2003 

Reece W. Hattis

September 19, 1928 - May 31, 2003 

Obituary for Reece W. Hattis

Age 74, died on May 31, 2003.  He was born on September 19, 1928 in Pewamo, MI the son of Harry E. and Margaret (Williams) Hattis.  Reece was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westphalia, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Joseph Society.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and he retired in 1987 from General Motors after 40 years of service.  Reece married Dorothy Hanses on October 25, 1952 and she survives him.  He is also survived by his 2 children, Tom (Eileen) Hattis and Susie (Larry) Hengesbach both of Westphalia and 6 grandchildren, Shannon, Ryan, Eric, Brittni Hengesbach and Michael and Jeffrey Hattis; brother, Bud (Deb) Hattis of Portland; brother-in-law, David (Kate) Hanses; sister-in-laws, Revella (Simon) Smith, Kathleen (Robert) Barker, Liz (Robert) Spitzley; many nieces and nephews.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Cecilio Reyna, Pastor at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia with Rite of Committal following at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Westphalia.  Military Honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Fowler, Westphalia, Pewamo Post #3733.  The family will receive friends at the St. Mary's Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia St., Westphalia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., both Tuesday and Wednesday.  Rosaries will be prayed at 3 and 8 p.m. both days.  Reece's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.  On line condolences may be made at www.schraubenlehman.com.

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