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Michael T. Reiley

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Michael T. Reiley, 72, of Dixon, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad for 41 years, retiring 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 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. today at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral 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.

Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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