Local Army Veteran Robert Lester Reuss, 90, of Sycamore, Illinois passed away October 1, in Sandwich while living at the Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion. Last Friday the Funeral Home Director put out the word that Robert had no immediate family and that no one would be at his service. Robert had served in the US Army during the Korean War.
DeKalb County Online posted this story on Saturday and was seeking support from DeKalb County citizens, Veterans, First Responders and concerned people to attend the funeral services of this US Army Veteran. No veteran can be buried without comrades at his side.
Visitation was to start at 11:00 AM and before the doors open about 25 people had already arrived. The service was to start at 11:30 AM and by the beginning of the
As the audience grew, people from all walks of life filled the room. There were Police officers from Sycamore and DeKalb. Also in the audience were members of the Sycamore Fire Department. There were military veterans from Genoa, Sycamore, Warrenville
In the audience was retired DeKalb businessman George Stratton. “I am here to pay
Funeral Home Director Steve Burnette was pleasantly surprised at the turnout of almost 150 people for Robert Lester
The procession from the Funeral Home was extremely
Robert Lester Reuss was the son of Walter and Luella (Kunze) Reuss, Robert was born on December 8, 1928, in Marissa, Illinois. Robert worked for Falls Products in Genoa. Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Peggy Hageman; and brother, William Reuss. Rest in Peace Robert, you are in God’s Army now.