In Memory

Dennis Reiling

Dennis Reiling

Dennis Richard Reiling, 73, of Churubusco, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Born in Fort Wayne, on February 9, 1945, to the late James and Madeline (Kissner) Reiling. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne and graduated from North Side High School. After high school Dennis served in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam.

Dennis was married to Linda Hutton in Fort Wayne, on November 30, 1968. The couple owned and operated the Watering Can Floral Shop in Churubusco. In addition to helping with the floral shop Dennis was a plumber and electrician.

Dennis is survived by his three children, Christina Reiling-Bingham, Timothy Reiling and Travis (Beverly) Reiling; three sisters, Linda (Reiling) Stacey, Janice (Joseph) Koorsen and Sharon Koogler; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Linda Reiling, on August 27, 2013.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 11:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.

Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Burial with Military Rites will take place at the Ege Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials to may be directed to the Shepherd's House.

Online Guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

Donations may be made to:

The Shepherd's House
519 Tennessee Ave, Fort Wayne IN 46805
Tel: 1-260-424-2500

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10/03/18 08:32 AM #1    

Stanley O. Needham

I was in the food line at the reunion next to Dennis and had a wonderful conversation with him.  How tragic.  Rest in peace, Dennis.


10/03/18 08:55 AM #2    

Susan M. Campetti (Mulligan)

Dennis and I went to school together from 1st grade though high school. I talked with him at the reunion.  Now he is with his beloved Linda.

10/06/18 01:32 PM #3    

Robert M. (Bob) Klepper

     I knew Dennis from 3rd grade on at Washington Twsp. & on to Northwood as well as North Side ! Always smiling and always happy as he could be. We (Charrie & myself) saw him at the 50th reunion and were very surprised he was there with losing his wife Linda just about a week prior. Now after seeing him at our 55th & spending time with him it was a shock to see his obiturary in the newspaper. Our prayers to the family and may you rest in peace now with Linda ! God bless you Dennis R. Reiling !!!  

10/07/18 10:29 AM #4    

Sara M. Clark (Crapser)

I knew Dennis from Northwood Jr. High. He would never walk past you without a smile and something to say. I would see him coming and going at Lowe's. He always stopped to chat. He also told me about his wife Linda. I was so sad for him. My thoughts and prayers for Dennis and his family during this difficult time. 

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