Luthera Mildred Reis, 97

Published 8:14 am Thursday, March 7, 2019

Luthera “Lou” Mildred Reis, 97, of rural Sargeant, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester surrounded by her loving family.

Luthera Mildred Reis, 97

Luthera was born May 10, 1921, in Carroll County, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Neva (Miller) Subbert. At the age of three, her mother passed away. She grew up in Iowa and later attended beauty school. Luthera married Albert Reis on January 7, 1947, in Storm Lake, Iowa. The couple was happily married for 66 years. Together they farmed near Varina, Iowa, until 1950, when they moved to their farm near Sargeant. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked alongside her husband driving tractors and doing farm chores. They spent many summers at Roberts Lake and Lake Tetonka near Waterville, Minnesota. During the winter months, they were snowbirds at their home in Mesa, Arizona. Luthera enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, spending time with her grandchildren and going to casinos. She was a good cook and known for her fresh sweet cinnamon rolls and always having great meals.

Luthera is survived by her children, Jeanne Reis-Voeltz, Pine Island, Minnesota, and Jerry Reis, Sargeant; grandchildren, Kimberly (Voeltz) Pechman (fiancé John McClelland), Lockport, New York, Elisa Voeltz (Craig Bruske), Pine Island, Amanda Voeltz (Chris Carskadon), Pine Island, Nicole Larson, Faribault, Minnesota, Danielle Reis, Northfield, Minnesota, and Erin Reis, Excelsior, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Adam Pechman, Neva Voeltz, Haylee Bruske, Isabelle Burkhart-Voeltz, Taren Burkhart-Voeltz, Paige Larson, Chase Larson and Brayden Reis; and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Reis; one brother, Ivan Subbert; and granddaughter, Cathy Voeltz.

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A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Second St. NE in Hayfield, MN, with the Rev. Thomas Niehaus celebrating.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., with a Rosary at 3:45 p.m., on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second St. NW in Hayfield and for one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Luthera will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.