Louise Catherine “Wesee” Reed, age 67, of Ashley, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at
Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was born September 19, 1954 in Breese, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara, nee Thien, Athmer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Beer and sister-in-law, Judy
Louise is survived by her husband, Ron “Rooman” Reed, of Ashley, whom she married May 17, 1997 at
Camp Joy in Carlyle; children, Kevin (Sieann) Dierkes of Oroville, CA, Christine (Ray) Bauer of
Oakville, MO, and Roxanne (Josh) Farmer of Centralia; step-children, Stacie (Ross) Schultze of Ashley
and Brian Reed of Radom; grandchildren, Brandon Dierkes, Michael (Savannah) Ziegler, Heather (Justin)
Steele, Raymond Bauer III, Matthew Griesemer, Joshua Bauer, Samantha Bauer, Kadin Dierkes, Alana
Dierkes, Jada Schultze, Hunter Schultze, Grant Reed, and Ella Reed; great-grandson, Wyatt Steele;
siblings, Joseph Athmer of Belleville, Tom (special friend Shirley Budde) Athmer of Albers, Bob (Linda)
Athmer of Aviston, and Bernie (Lynn) Athmer of Albers; brother-in-law, Leonard Beer of Germantown;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louise was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, Vietnam Veteran Auxiliary, and
she retired from Medical Records at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Her hobbies included traveling the
country in the RV, watching NASCAR and the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, baking, crafting, sewing,
painting, gardening, and bird watching. She loved listening to piano music, spending time with her
grandchildren, and she lived life to the fullest.
A private Funeral Service will be held and interment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Memorials may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 669 – Moline or Vietnam Veterans of
America Chapter 269 – Clinton County and will be received by mail, Moss Funeral Home, 535 N. 5 th St.
Breese, IL 62230, who is serving the family.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.mossfuneralhome.com