We gather to honor Edith Eileen Reisig, cherished as Eileen, who graced our world for an exceptional 100 years, 6 months, and 30 days. She departed on August 19, 2023, in Fountain Hills, Arizona, leaving an irreplaceable legacy of kindness and compassion.
Born on January 23, 1923, in St. Louis, Missouri, Eileen witnessed 18 presidential administrations, embodying steadfast patriotism. Her tenacity during the Great Depression and ability to find joy in life’s simple treasures defined her spirit.
Eileen married World War II veteran Victor Reisig at 17, embarking on a journey of love and adventure. Their union brought forth a cherished family – a daughter born during
the war and two sons afterward. Together, they overcame challenges, from the shadows of the Depression to the uncertainties of war.
Eileen’s nurturing spirit flourished on their Greenville, Illinois farm, where she found joy in square dancing, homemade ice cream, and family bonds. Moving to Phoenix in 1964,
her devotion to faith thrived at First Southern Baptist Church and Conerstone Family Church, where her acts of kindness touched lives. Eileen’s legacy shines through traditions like crafting rice crispy peanut butter chocolate balls and her unwavering love for the Phoenix Suns. Her daily ritual of savoring dawn’s tranquility reflected her wonder for life’s beauty.
On September 2nd, we celebrate Eileen’s life at Conerstone Family Church of Fountain Hills, remembering her through donations to Casa de Amor.
Eileen’s legacy resonates in her three children, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and beyond. Her impact is a radiant symbol of enduring love and guidance.
As we commemorate her life, we celebrate the profound imprint Eileen left – a beacon of love and light that will forever illuminate our path.