John Merlin Reierson, age 62, of Otsego Township passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. He was born on November 17, 1958 to Merlin and Joyce (Benzine) Reierson in Columbus.
John graduated from Rio High School in 1977 and continued the family farm operation where he raised cattle, cash crop, and custom work for the neighbors. On August 8, 1981, John married Barbara Thompson. Time spent with friends and family meant a lot to John, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with family to the National Parks and anywhere north, especially the Ignace area of Canada to fish. John could be found deer and turkey hunting, spending time outdoors, and watching and attending high school and college sports. He was dearly loved by his family and will never be forgotten.
Survivors include wife Barbara; children Brittani (Jordan) Noyes, Jeremy (Susan) Reierson, Chelsey Reirson; granddaughters Brooke and Harper Noyes; siblings Ronnie (Debbie) Reierson, Diane Opperman, Mark Reierson; brothers and sisters-in-law Donnie Thompson, Betty Lou (Al) Keup, Jim Thompson, Rhonda (Bill) Flemming, Dale (Jean) Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Bob (Linda) Thompson, Rick Thompson, Ron Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws James and Dorothy Thompson, nephew James (Jim) Reierson, brother-in-law Richard Oppeman, and sister-in-law Linda Thompson.
Funeral service will be Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Grasse Funeral Home in Rio at 12 Noon. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of the service.
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