Matthew "Matt" Reilly, age 75, of Huron, died Tuesday morning, June 1, 2004, at the
Huron Nursing Home.
His funeral Mass was held Friday, June 4 at the Church of the Resurrection with Father
Jim Zimmer officiating. Burial was at St. Martin Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were Joe Reilly, Vern Reilly, Paul Reilly, Earl Reilly, Mike Reilly, Larry
Christopherson, and Stanley Martens.
Matthew Gerald Reilly was born October 28, 1928, to Bernard and Marie (O'Meara)
Reilly at Huron, SD. He attended schools in Huron and graduated from Huron High
School in 1947.
On June 3, 1950, Matt married Veronica Fasbender at White, SD; they were later
Throughout his lifetime he lived in central South Dakota where he farmed in the
Cavour and Wessington areas for a number of years. Matt worked for Armour &
Company for 10 years, then for Metz Bakery as a baker in Huron and Watertown, retiring
in 1990. After his retirement Matt lived in Wessington for 10 years, returning to Huron this past year.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and a past member of the Knights of
Columbus. His many interests including fishing, hunting, attending auctions and fixing
He is survived by 10 sons, John (Pam) Reilly of Appleton, Wis., Joe (Carrie) Reilly of
Huron, Paul (Vada) Reilly of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vern Reilly of Rudd, Iowa, Mark
(Patti) Reilly of San Diego, Calif., Earl (Cindy) Reilly of Dalton, Neb., Dennis Reilly of San Diego, Calif., Vincent (Patricia) Reilly of Sioux Falls, David (Colette) Reilly of Parker,
Colo., and Dan (Jacqueline) Reilly of Northglenn, Colo.; two daughters, Mary Cronin of
Huron and Teresa Reilly of Yankton; 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Sister Mary Lonan Reilly, and Sister Marcella Reilly, both of Rochester, Minn.; 1
sister-in-law, Betty Reilly of Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Leo, in childbirth; two brothers,
James Reilly and Earl Reilly; one sister, Rose Norquist; one brother-in-law, S.A.
Norquist; and one son-in-law, Dennis Cronin.
Matthew G. Reilly
Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy & Family Research Center
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