Sept. 18, 1942-Aug. 10, 2012
HOPKINS - A memorial gathering for Jerry T. Reese, 69, of Hopkins, will take place from 1-4 p.m. with a short program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on the shores of Lake Minnetonka at the BayView Event Center in Excelsior.
He died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital due to complications from a sudden onset of pancreatitis.
He was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Marshall, to Arthur and Adeline Reese.
Dr. Reese, an orthopaedic surgeon, received his B.S. and M.D. degrees at the University of MN, served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon and completed his residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis. He retired from his orthopaedic practice at Fairview Southdale and Abbott Northwestern Hospitals in 1995.
Survivors include his wife Lea Rae (Mork), daughter Allison and son Ryan, his Mork family and many dear cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Adeline Reese.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation or the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District.
A special thank you to the Abbott Northwestern Intensive Care Unit for their outstanding care.