October 26, 2022

Michael Joseph Reiniesch, 71, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. He was born Oct. 1, 1951, in Gillespie, to Joseph and Eleanore (Kulenkamp) Reiniesch. He married Peggy Sue Miller on Oct. 15, 1977, in Gillespie.

He was a retired coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Marines who served from 1969-1973. He was a member of the UMWA 1613. Michael was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved farm animals. He was a Cubs fan, Bears fan and Notre Dame sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Reiniesch of Gillespie; children, Amanda Reiniesch of Gillespie, Joseph (Becca) Reiniesch of Gillespie, Anna Reiniesch of Benld; grandchildren, Dominik Taylor, Shelby Taylor, Delaney "Bug" Taylor, Keagonn Malone; sisters, Ruth (Tom) Garbin of Sawyerville, Janet (Paul) Seketa of Gillespie; mother-in-law, Joan (Gaul) Miller; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Connie Reiniesch of Gillespie, Dave and Pam Pickett of Gillespie, Penny and Paul Bryant of Arkansas, Terry and Patty Armstrong of California, David Miller of Gillespie, Connie Miller of Taylorville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Reiniesch; father-in-law, Alvin Miller; and nephew, Chuckie Reiniesch.

Friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie High School Sports, Gillespie High School Fishing or the Coal Museum. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanya

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