MARSEILLES — James D. Rieuf Sr., 69, of Marseilles, peacefully entered into rest Monday, Jan. 27, at his home.
Funeral services were private at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles. There will be no visitation.
He was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Ottawa, to George and Fern (Thomas) Rieuf. On Nov. 21, 1980, he married Rosemarie Graham at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marseilles.
Jim was a member of the Teamsters, where he served many years as union steward. He retired from Spicer Gravel Company in June 2000, where he served as the plant manager of the Ottawa plant.
He was a member of the Marseilles Lions Club, where he served as president and received the Melvin Jones award for his outstanding dedication to the Marseilles Lions Club. He also was a member of the Ottawa Moose Lodge and a former member of the Eagles Club in Streator.
He served eight years as city commissioner of Marseilles for the water and sewer department. During his term as commissioner, he was instrumental in getting the upgrade to the sewer treatment plant.
Jim and his wife, Rose, were very dedicated in saving the Marseilles Pool from closing. Through various fundraising they were able to make major improvements to both the pool and the pool house. Jim also was an avid bowler.
Survivors include his wife, Rose; children, Paula Gulbronson, of Manteca, Calif., Rhonda Allen, of Tomahawk, Wis., Don (Becky) Noel Jr., of Streator, and James (Debbie) Rieuf Jr., of Ottawa; daughter-in-law, Samantha, of Ottawa; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Laurie (Dan) Munson, of Utica.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, George, and his son, Michael.
The family requests memorials to be directed to the Marseilles Lions Club to honor Jim's years of dedication.
Seals-Campbell Funeral Home
1009 E. Bluff St., Marseilles, IL 61341