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Michael T. Reiley

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Michael T. Reiley, 72, of Dixon, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. He was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad for 41 years, prior to his retirement on March 1, 2002.

Michael was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Sterling, the son of John C. and Cassie (Kolb) Reiley. He married Janet “Jan” Hopkins on April 22, 1994, in Dixon. Michael served in the United States National Guard and was a member of Dixon Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 779 and Dixon Moose Lodge 727.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Reiley of Dixon; one son, Chad (Amber Carson) Hopkins of Dixon; two sisters-in-law, Merrie Lou Hopkins of Dixon, Linda (Tom) VanDeventer of Sherrard; and one brother-in-law, Stanley Hopkins of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Longholf, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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