Eleanor Ann (McCutchern) Reeb was born on July 31, 1927 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph McCutchern and Wilma (Koontz).
She graduated in 1945 from the Western Training School and Western Academy at the Western Illinois State Teacher’s College in Macomb. She married on November 28, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Hebron, Illinois to Louis Reeb. They started farming in Waterford in 1951 and then bought their own farm in Fort Atkinson in 1959.
Lou had a heart attack in 1971, so they gave up farming and moved to an Arizona retirement community. Lou golfed with their youngest daughter, Gina, and Eleanor gardened in the Arizona sunshine. Then they moved closer to family in an Arkansas retirement community. Lou had two 18-hole golf courses and a lake to fish. After Lou’s death, Eleanor moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family. She restored an abandoned home and lived there for thirty years.
Eleanor loved being close to family, farming, gardening and quilting.
Eleanor is survived by four children, John (Jean) Reeb of Whitewater, Stanley Reeb of Eastman, Ted (Becky) Reeb of Whitewater, Gina (Dennis Bookout) Ivey of Ash Flat, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Dick McCutchern of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Shirley Weeks; brother-in-law, Kenneth Reeb; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Reeb and Daughter, Carol.
A memorial service for Eleanor will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 145 Prairie St., Whitewater, WI 53190, on August 31, 2019 at 11 AM. Visitation will take place from 9:30 AM until the time of services. Burial will follow services at Cold Spring Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Eleanor’s name to Rainbow Hospice Care or the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater.
Nitardy funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.