William J. Reser

William J. Reser (Bill), 82, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he was surrounded by family.

Bill was born September 14, 1938, in Silver Lake, Kansas to Christine (Stich) Reser and Melvin Benjamin (Ben) Reser.  He moved to Topeka, Kansas after his marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) May Meats, September 26, 1958, in LeRoy, Kansas.  Bill and Betty shared a wonderful 62 years of marriage together.

Bill worked over 27 years at E.I. DuPont until his health forced him to retire in 1985.  After retirement he enjoyed his hobby of working with computers.  Bill bought parts and put computers together, like most people work on puzzles.  He could add software, repair, and do most anything on a computer. 

Bill loved time with his family.  He was proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He never let you leave after a visit, without a big hug.  He shared so much with each of his kids, and he was a favorite to call to just talk about life in general.  He wished so much happiness for each one and will be greatly missed.

Bill was a member of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Topeka, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Reser, two daughters, Dee Anna (Reser) Myers (Tony), Donna Sue (Reser) Van Dyke (Nelson), both of Topeka, Kansas. Three grandchildren, Jennifer Gillaspy (Tracey), Andrew Wessel (August), and Hannah Wessel. Two step grandchildren, Sean Van Dyke and Britton Myers, and three great grandchildren, Ali, Walker, and Takara.  A brother Richard M. Reser (Dale Anne) of Topeka, Kansas, also survives.

Services will be held in the summer when his grandson, Andrew, returns from deployment in the Air Force.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a favorite charitable organization.

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  1. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your husband, father, grandfather. Bill and your families friendship with my parents and my sister and I, and memories of time spent together, are very special to me.
    With warm thoughts and prayers.

  2. Betty and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you find strength in each other and the Lord in the days ahead..

  3. My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I was sorry to hear of Billy’s death. My prayers are with you and all of your family. I hadn’t seen Billy in a long long time.My mother was Nadine his aunt.

  5. Dee and family,
    I am so sorry to read that your dad has passed. I remember both your parents as being always so nice. I am thinking of you.

  6. Betty, Dee, Donna and Families,
    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your loving Bill. I remember him as such a caring dad and hubby. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Betty, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loving husband Bill
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Bill was such a great person and when I ran around with Dee as a teenager he was a good role model of what a Dad should be. I always think of him listening to his country western records. I’m sure he is enjoying meeting all his favorite artists in heaven. My love to Betty, Dee, and Donna and all the rest of the family.

  9. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Bill was certainly a character with a great sense of humor! God bless and many prayers sent your way!

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