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Bryan J. Reese

January 9, 1978 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 41)

Bryan J. Reese, 41, of Harvard; died unexpectedly on July 17, 2019, in Chicago, IL.

He was born January 9, 1978, in Harvard, IL to Thomas L. and Gloria (Cerny) Reese. He worked as a drywall laborer. Bryan loved fishing, cooking, and camping.

Survivors include his girlfriend and True Love of his Life Chrissy Shelby; mother Gloria Reese; step-children Kristy Golec, and Justin Fuller; siblings Rhonda (Robert) Berkholtz of Harvard, and Emalee (Michael) Reese of Janesville, WI; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas, sister Melisa Milner, nephew Travis Peters; maternal grandparents John & Virginia Cerny; and paternal grandparents Lester & Carol Reese.

There will be No services at this time. For further information please contact the family.

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