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Michael Reese, 53, Albert Lea

Published 10:30am Friday, November 9, 2012

Memorial services for Michael Laverne Reese, 53, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Rushton will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at


Michael died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his home.

Michael LaVerne Reese was born on Sept. 21, 1959, in Albert Lea the son of LaVerne and Gail (Wallace) Reese. He attended school in Albert Lea and attended vocational school in the boiler maintence program. Mike knew many people and had many friends. He loved his family deeply, especially his daughter, son and grandchildren. Mike enjoyed working on cars, having built his first hot rod at the age of 15. Going to garage sales was a passion he had picking up bargains for everyone in the family. Mike loved little kids and so enjoyed teasing them. He was deeply rooted and seldom wandered far from his home on Clark Street.

Michael is survived by his children, Savanna (Juan) Mena of Minneapolis and son Jordan of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Lorenzo and Lucas Mena; sister Lynette Davis of Lufkin, Texas; brothers, Alan Reese of Bakersfield, Calif., and Christopher Reese of Rosemont; parents,, Gail and Dennis Rayman of Glenville; stepsister Vicki Walker of Rochester; stepbrother Randolph (Tracy) Rayman; nephews: Aric and Spencer Rayman and Cullin (Ashley) Davis; nieces, Amanda Reese and Rachael Reese; and many friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his father and grandparents: Clarence and Dorothy Reese and Francis and Margaret Wallace.

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