Dewitt Obits

Lyle D. Reeder of DeWitt

Lyle D. Reeder, 82, DeWitt, a businessman, land owner-operator and conservationist, died Sept. 12, 2011, at the home of his nephew, John D. Reeder, Phoenix, Ariz.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Reeder was born Aug. 4, 1929, in DeWitt, the son of John H. and Inez B. Clary Reeder. He graduated from Clinton Community High School and the University of Illinois, Champaign. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.

He is survived by his only sister, Katie (Vance L.) Fraley, Taylorville; and 18 nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and six brothers, Roger, Morris, John, Buddy, Carl and James.

Mr. Reeder divided his residency between DeWitt and Aspen, Colo. He was well-known in the Aspen community for his commitment to land conservation.

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