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Joseph Reardon, 89

Joseph Donald Reardon, age 89, of Waverly, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, followed by interment in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Sunday, March 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Mary’s Parish Center, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; and continuing Monday from 9 to 10:15 a.m., prior to the Mass.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Joe was born Oct. 4, 1927, to Charles and Adelaide (Claessen) Reardon in Marysville Township.

He was a longtime salesman for Millerbernd Manufacturing.

Joe served in the Merchant Marine and eventually, the US Army following World War II, being honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant.

He was an active member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong, faithful, active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Waverly.

Joe loved to tinker on small engines and outboard motors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and siblings Robert Reardon, Teresa Zeleny, Anita Ostman, and Dennis Reardon.

Joe is survived by his daughters, Karen (George) Foede, and Cindy (Wayne) Boman; five grandchildren: Skip (Becky) Johnson, Shannon (Nabel) Benalshaikh, Bryce (Melissa) Boman, Bryan (Nicole) Boman, and Evan (Kate) Boman; 15 great-grandchildren: Brittany Johnson, Jehnah Benalshaikh, Mahdi Benalshaikh, Shakura Benalshaikh, Rebecca Boman, Anna Boman, Wyatt Boman, Kiefer Boman, Laine Boman, Connor Boman, Sadie Boman, Scarlett Boman, Amanda Rolfson, Kathleen Rolfson, and Kimberly Rolfson; and three great-great-grandchildren: Odin Starkey, Kylee Starkey and Navaeh Rolfson.

He is further survived by siblings Jeanne Painschab, Harold Reardon, Mary (Don) Klingelhoets, and Berni Reardon.

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