The Obit For Fred Reiss

Frederick Reiss

The Sheboygan Press,
June 9, 2010

Frederick Reiss, 92, formerly of 2319 West Mark Drive, passed away Sunday evening, June 6, 2010 at Morningside Nursing Home.

Born August 16, 1917 in Sheboygan, Fred was a son of the late Frederick and Sophie Krimmel Reiss. He attended Trinity Lutheran School, Sheboygan Central High School and Sheboygan Vocational School.

On June 14, 1941, he was united in marriage to Agnes Malatich at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

On November 9, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps, serving his country until February 1, 1946.

How to remember a man, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather? As a tireless and faithful provider, Fred was a police officer for the City of Sheboygan for many years, retiring in 1973. He then worked for the Kohler Company for another 10 years. He previously worked at the Garton Toy Factory. A spiritual man, he was a member of and contributor to St. Dominic Catholic Church. He was a member of the Retired Police Officers Association, the Sheboygan Pine Club, the Parents Activity Council of Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan and the U.A.W. A gifted athlete, Fred played baseball for many years for the Sheboygan Indians, the Pine Club and the Volga Aids where he shone as an outfielder and batter. He loved to fish and passed that passion on to his children and grandchildren. Fred and Agnes' long marriage began shortly after a first dance at Turner's Hall in Sheboygan. Graceful and talented, they moved together as one and seemed to float above the dance floor as they circled the room.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; his children, Frederick (Linda) Reiss, Fairfield Glade, TN, Richard (Pam) Reiss and Diane Reiss, both of Sheboygan; six grandchildren, Eric (Kendra) Reiss, Dubuque, IA, David (Mamie) Reiss, Westport Island, ME, Edward (Jennifer) Reiss, Eugene, OR, Sheila Reiss, Cambridge, MA, Kari (Jason) Meyer, Sherwood, WI, and Jonathan (Trisha) Reiss, Sheboygan; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Hilda Meifert; and a sister-in-law, Mary Pilgrim, Sheboygan.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Wolske.

We remember Fred as a gallant and graceful man of high integrity in his work and recreational pursuits, and a fine husband, father, and grandfather. He left to his sons the legacy of honor and loyalty befitting a Marine. To his beloved daughter Diane, he was a stalwart father and a chief promoter of the continued development of her abilities.

According to the family's wishes, private family services will be held for Frederick. Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the remarkable and caring staff at the Morningside Health Center and to Hospice of St. Nicholas Hospital for their continual regard for, and support of, Fred and his family.

Condolences may be emailed to the family at

The Lippert-Olson Funeral Home has been entrusted with Frederick's arrangements.