William "Bill" Reising

  • Born: September 26, 1935
  • Died: March 13, 2021
  • Location: Elyria, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035

Tel. (440) 322-3717

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, "Mr. Fixit"

William A. Reising "Bill", 85 of Elyria, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at his son's home in LaGrange following a lengthy illness. He was born at home in Elyria September 26, 1935.
Bill was graduate of Elyria High School, class of 1954. He was raised at the Lake Avenue United Church of Christ and sang in the church choir. He was a lifeguard at Cascade Park Pool and was a Chronicle Telegram paperboy with one of the bigger routes on the westside. Bill was a Tool and Die Maker with Fisher Guide Parma Plant. He was known as "Mr. Fixit" and loved to help others build, fix, and refinish things. He was also very involved with the Elyria Summer Theater, Elyria High School Theater, and the Workshop Players in Amherst.
As a teen, he put in lawns and worked at the YMCA. He taught drafting at night school and mechanical drawing. He enjoyed his time as a Cub Scout leader, an umpire and coach in Little League and basketball for girls.
His hobbies included Barbershop singing, Choruses, and Quartets, church choir, and Community Choir at Lorain County Community College. He helped with bike clinics for neighborhood kids and enjoyed bowling and fishing. He was also a church youth advisor at Lake Avenue United Church of Christ and First United Methodist Church. Bill was a member of Community of Faith UCC and formerly at Lake Avenue United Church of Christ.
Mr. Reising is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Fugitt); daughters, Rachelle "Chelle" (Dave) Gulyas of Wakeman and Kim Reising (Sherry Jones) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son, Russ (Amy) Reising of LaGrange; grandchildren, Courtney Moss, Brittany Reising, and Madison Snyder; great-grandson, Caiden Housted.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Richard Reising; infant sister, Clarabelle Reising; parents, Clarence and Edna Reising.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to the First Congregational Food Pantry, 330 Second Street, Elyria, OH 44035 or New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future. Funeral arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria. www.buschcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Donna , I was so sorry to hear about your husband . Prayers for you and your family. I sometimes sat by you at the Amherst Library Alzheimers meetings .

Posted by Debbie Reising - Sheffield Lake, OH - Acquaintance   March 25, 2021

Oh my dear old theatre friend. I have enjoyed working with you for years from Elyria Summer Theatre to Workshop Players. I will always cherish the Best Set Design Award we received for "A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking" in 2000 from Workshop Players. I may have designed the set as the director, but if it was not for your excellent work building the thing, we would never have garnered that, so I do, and will continue to, think fondly of you when I look upon the award. Those of us who "tread the boards" with you will miss you greatly. May your family find peace and joy in the many memories, and keep you close in their hearts.

Posted by Valerie Farschman - AMHERST, OH - Friend   March 25, 2021

Just an all around great guy. It was my distinct pleasure to have known Bill and sung with him in his barbershop quartet " Huff'n Puff". Birthdays, anniversaries, singing Valentines, Walk Around Wednesdays in Amherst, Third Thursdays in Vermilion in the chorus' Tower City and Lorain Golden Crescent besides doing so much for so many. God bless him and his family. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Donald Bees - Strongsville, OH - Friend   March 21, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.

Posted by Gerald Henson - Elyria, OH - Friend   March 19, 2021

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