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Eileen Helen Reese

Memorial services for Eileen Reese, age 64, of Austin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Ryan Enderson will officiate.  Friends may greet the family from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Eileen passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019.


Eileen Helen Reese was born on October 31, 1954, the daughter of Herbert and Evelyn (Wallace) Teigland. She grew up in Winnebago, MN where she attended elementary and high school.  After graduating, she was trained as a dental assistant and worked in Albert Lea for Dr. Wayne Sletten.  Eileen was united in marriage to Steven Allen Reese on October 24, 1981 in Winnebago, MN. Upon having children, she decided to stay at home to raise her children and care for the animals on their hobby farm.   Once her children were in high school, Eileen worked as a paraprofessional at Glenville-Emmons Public School until retiring.  She was active in the community and served as clerk on the Oakland Township Board, was an active member in the Sunset Saddle Club, and was heavily involved in the Myrtle 4-H Club. Eileen was passionate about riding horses, a passion which started at a young age at her grandpa’s farm.  She also enjoyed photography, creating wooden crafts, and painting.  Later in life they raised and showed Jack Russell Terriers.


Eileen is survived by her husband, Steven; children, Andrew (Lindsey) Reese and Matthew (Miranda) Reese; grandchildren, Izabella, Harper, and Gavin; siblings, Herbert (Colleen) Teigland and Elaine (Michael) Poole. 


Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Evelyn Teigland; and good family friend, Kenny Freund.


Eileen was characterized by her joyful smile, upbeat personality, and willingness to serve others that can only be credited to the grace and joy found in Christ Jesus.  She was dearly loved by many and will be greatly missed.  


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A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Reese

Judy Sep 23 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Reese family. I just found out and am greatly saddened - my interactions with Eileen, while brief, were always pleasant. I hope everyone is doing well.

Chris Oakhart (Marquardt) Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear that Eileen passed away. We have been gone for a few weeks. I worked with her at Dr Sletten's when we were young. We had so much fun together, lots of great memories. She was such a happy, beautiful person! My sympathies.

Linda Larson Feb 28 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to Steve and family. Eileen was a kind lady.

Cory Shea Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on February 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on February 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eileen and your family. You were always a positive, upbeat, fun classmate and friend with a great smile and always kind words.

Rest In Peace, Vicki and Kevin Grant, Class of 73

Kevin Grant Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eileen Reese

Ron and Nancy Meyer Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

I knew what to expect from Eileen. It was always a smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

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