In Memory of

Charlotte L. Reis

August 15, 1936 - August 18, 2010
Charoltte L. Reis, the daughter of Charles and Lydia (Pocta) Maly was born August 15, 1936, in Steele, ND. Her childhood years were spent in Braddock, ND where she attended school and graduated from Braddock High School. She attended college for two years and received her teaching certificate. Following her schooling, Charlotte taught at country schools near Braddock. On October 23, 1954, Charlotte was united in marriage to Pius Reis at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Braddock. They remained in North Dakota where she stayed at home helping to raise their 13 children. In 1970, they moved to Colorado where Pius worked for Grand Junction Pipe and Supply Company. They remained in Colorado until 1985, when they moved to Holstein, IA where they retired. Charlotte was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. In her free time Charlotte enjoyed reading and playing bingo, but most of all, she loved being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On August 18, 2010, Charlotte passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lydia Maly; husband, Pius Reis; one daughter, Barbara Reis; and one son-in-law, Dale Zimmer. She is survived by her 12 children: Mary (Lee) Malard of Bismarck, ND, Paul (Lori) Reis of Linton, ND, Betty (John) Riddle of Le Mars, IA, Katherine Zimmer of Marcus, IA, Margaret Mesler of Cherokee, IA, Joyce Reis of Des Moines, IA, Michael (Brenda) Reis of Hartley, IA, Theodore Reis of Cherokee, IA, James Reis of Correctionville, IA, David (Denise) Reis of Lawton, IA, Timothy (Christal) Reis of Pierson, IA, and Thomas (Vicky) Reis of Topeka, KS; 28 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles "Jim" (Mary Lou) Maly of Columbia Station, OH; two sisters: Joanne (Leo) Vetter of Bismarck, ND and Edith Rau of Bismarck, ND; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 21, 2010, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein, Iowa
Father David A. Hemann
Tom Reis Tim Reis David Reis Jim Reis Ted Reis Mike Reis Paul Reis
Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. Friday with the family present from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Friday night at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein. There will be a vigil service at 6:00 P.M. also at the Church
"Be Not Afraid" "Here I Am Lord" "Precious Lord" "How Great Thou Art" by Joyce Galvin Organist- Tom Galvin
10:00 A.M. Monday, August 23, 2010 North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Mandan, North Dakota There will be a visitation at East Gate Funeral Home in Bismarck, ND from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday evening.


Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Paul and Lori we were thinking of you and saw about your mother. So sorry for your families loss.”
- Dana A Johnson
Friday, September 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this very difficult time. I enjoyed working with Charlotte at Sunset Knoll and she had such a pretty smile! Gods Blessings”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I send my sincere sympathy to all the children (and grandchildren) of Charlotte. I am a nurse who had the privilege to care for her when she lived in Holstein. She was always pleasant and rarely complained. She was well educated, but had plenty of common sense. I loved it when she would share stories of her past and raising her family. God bless you all during this time. She knew Heaven was her home.”
- Pam J. Shever
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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