Ferris A ReidNovember 22, 1922 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 94)
Ferris A. Reid, 94, of LaSalle, IL formerly of Aurora passed away on September 20, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, IL. He was born on November 22, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland the son on Ferris and Esther (Dise) Reid. He graduated from Lanphier High School in Springfield. He later went on to serve his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War and retired in 1963 after 23 years of dedicated service. Upon his retirement from the military he worked as a postman for the U.S. Postal service and retired in 1979. In retirement Ferris enjoyed traveling and golfing, even getting 2 holes in one throughout his years on the course. He was inducted in to both the National Softball Hall of Fame and the Illinois Softball Hall of Fame. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. Ferris was also a longtime member of the Neighborhood Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by his sons, David Reid and Brad (Sue) Reid, 7 grandchildrenand12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Veronica, daughter-in-law Nancy Reid, grandsons, Micah and Tim Reid and sisters, Doris (Don) Brodie and Barb Reid.
Family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery, IL.