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James B. Reigle

1929 - 2015

Reigle, James B. Age 85, formerly of Flint, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in California. Jim was born August 3, 1929 in Flint the son of John and Wanda Reigle. He served his country as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force serving in Washington D.C. and Rabat, French Morocco. Jim was a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University of Mortuary Science and former President of the Genesee County Funeral Directors. He joined his parents John and Wanda Reigle in 1955 in the operation of Reigle Funeral Home. Throughout his life Jim enjoyed, scuba diving, golfing, horseback riding, sailing, and piloting airplanes. He was a member of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Metamora Hunt Club, the Circumnavigators Club and the Presidents Club at Michigan State University. After retiring Jim traveled extensively around the world including, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and China. Surviving are his children, Jim (Cathie) Reigle, Anne (Jack) Fortuna, David (Janeen) Reigle, John Reigle, Sally (Tim) Paull; grandchildren, Zachary (Carolyn) Reigle, Adam (Jori) Reigle, Gwenyth (Daniel) Abbott, A.J. Reigle; Great grandchildren: Emily Abbott, Michael Reigle. Several nieces and cousins. Mr. Reigle was preceded in death by his parents John and Wanda Reigle, sister, Mera Letta Boomer and Aunt Charlene Browder.

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