Wesley Mart Reese

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Wesley Mart Reese

August 11, 1963 - November 28, 2018

Wesley Mart Reese Wesley Mart Reese, 55, of DeWitt, surrounded by his loving family, went home to his Savior on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at DeWitt United Methodist Church on Monday, December 3, 2018. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to establish a scholarship for nursing students in Wes name.
He was born August 11, 1963 in Iowa City, the son of Larry D. and Adele (Geisendorfer) Reese. Wes was united in marriage to Connie J. Mott on March 28, 1987 in Pleasant Valley.
Wes was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with Mercy Hospital in Clinton and Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. His love for Jesus was reflected in his dedication to his patients, which was recognized by him receiving 2 Daisy awards. Wes earned his BSN from Grand Canyon University and had been a clinical instructor with Eastern Iowa Community College.
Wes first priority was his family. He touched many lives and was always willing to help those in need. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, mowing lawn, and time spent with family and friends.
Left to honor his memory include his wife of 31 years, Connie; daughters, Tasha Reese and Charity (Devin) Lindsey; grandson, Wesley William Seeman; father, Larry (Gail) Reese; mother, Adele Reese; sister, Gailia Spenner; brother, Dirk (Melissa) Reese and mother-in-law, Ardith Mott.
Wes was preceded in death by his grandparents; his good buddy and father-in-law, Don Mott; and his pup Bailey.
Online condolences may be shared with Wes family at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
Published on November 29, 2018
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Angie Turney
Dec 07, 2018
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Wes was my Mom's nurse when she had a slight heart attack. His warmth, hilarious quick wit, and vast knowledge of his job, put my Mom and my family's concerns at ease. You could tell how much he loved what he did with the way he cared for and treated his patients with compassion, mixed with a little comic relief to ease his patients anxiety of being there. He was one of a kind and will be truly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with him.Rest in peace, Wes...you were our angel on earth, and now you're one of God's angels in heaven.
Sheri Lieffelholz
Dec 07, 2018
Wes was THE best nurse and human being that I and my family were fortunate enough to meet. He was my mom's Godsend when we arrived at Mercy and he stayed and comforted her and us. He made a scary situation not so scary with his lighthearted humor, funny facial expressions and jokes. . He had us laughing so hard that we had to shut the door as to not disturb the other patients. When he would check her vitals her would reassure her that he would not leave her side until they came to transport her to Genesis and he did. The other nurse told us he just pulled a double shift but he kept his promise and stayed. When he could see mom was getting scared he would threaten her with a sponge bath and h...e got her laughing. God blessed my family when Wes crossed our paths. I never met a more kind, genuine, funny and compassionate person as Wes. You will be missed by many. Fly high with the angels Wes because I'm sure you're one of them. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.Read more
Cindy Johnson
Dec 01, 2018
Wes and I worked together in PCU 2007-2010. He was there 100% for his patients, but on breaks he was 100% about his daughters. He loved them and worried about them and they were the world to him.
Jane Heuer
Nov 30, 2018
I worked with Wes for many years. He was a character and always tried to brighten your day. Coworker or patient he was caring, comforting and very competent. Godspeed Wes.
Ashley Albracht
Nov 30, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of Wes's passing. I worked with Wes at Genesis, and he was a true light on our floor. Wes was always so happy, and making us laugh. I'll always remember singing the Three's Company song with Wes, laughing through our days. One of my favorite memories of Wes is watching him walking down the hall singing You Are My Sunshine... to himself. He was truly sunshine to us all. He will be missed, so very much.
Judy Proost
Nov 30, 2018
I am sorry to hear about Wes's passing. He was such a wonderful man. He was my nurse in the hospital a few times when I was a patient. I remember him sitting on the side of my bed when I was in pain and holding my hand and talking to me. He was always so caring and thoughtful. This man will surely be missed by a great many persons who had the fortunate opportunity to have him in their lives, even if it was for seconds, hours or years...Rest in peace Wes.
Zbigniew Ciechanowski
Nov 29, 2018
I met Wes while working in Clinton ER for 9 years from 2002 to 2010. I have never worked with Nurse male better than him. His skills and care for patients were exceptional.
Never seen and never will anything like this.
We lost the healer of many. Like Jesus who was his authority to heal sick he followed his orders.
I am very sad that Wes had to go to Our Father God.
God it is Your wish to take Wes to Your Kingdom.