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David B. Reeder

December 9, 1944 - April 19, 2018

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 7,2018 from 11am-3pm at the Jerome Village civic center, 2901 Leonard Street along with a Classic Car Cruise in on the various parking lots and side streets. Dave wanted a party and a cruise in so please feel free to join us to celebrate this wonderful man’s beautiful life!

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David B. Reeder, 73, of Springfield, IL, was called home to heaven on Thursday April 19, 2018 at his home in Springfield, IL after fighting a brief yet spirited battle with bone and lung cancer. He was born December 9, 1944 in Jacksonville, IL to William H and Alice M Reeder. He married Karen C. DeWitt February 26, 1977 in Springfield, IL.

Dave attended Illiopolis High School and lived there as a young man prior to moving to Springfield, IL. He worked with his hands most of his life building houses and working as a nonunion electrician and carpenter. He enjoyed cleaning and repairing firearms and working on cars. He was a diehard CUBS baseball fan and a classic car and firearm enthusiast all of his life. He spent many hours caring for their shiny red 1953 FORD F100 Pickup truck and since 2008, their 1960 FORD Starliner. He and his wife and friends attended many classic car cruise ins and shows over the last twenty years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his aunts Edna (Charlie) Shanahan and Lena Johnson(Raymond) his father-in-law, Dwight J. DeWitt, Mother-in-law Ellen DeWitt, Brother-in-Law Anthony DeWitt (wife Karen and Daughter Christine Williams) and Sister-in-Law, Sharon DeWitt (Daughter Katelynn DeWitt).

Surviving are his wife Karen, Daughter, Michelle Wood, grandchildren Chloe’ Wood, Sophia Wood and Abbigail Wood, Brothers William and Max Reeder (wife JoEllyn), Brother-in-Law Carl DeWitt (Heather and Julie Daughters), Sister in Law Barbara Landers (husband Rex), two Loving cats (Boots and Boo) and many Nephews and nieces, Great Nephews and Nieces and Great-Great Nephews and Nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 7,2018 from 11am-3pm at the Jerome Village civic center, 2901 Leonard Street along with a Classic Car Cruise in on the various parking lots and side streets. Dave wanted a party and a cruise in so please feel free to join us to celebrate this wonderful man’s beautiful life!

Memorials may go the American Cancer Society,687 E.Linton Ave. Springfield, Il 62703.

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