Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54

Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54, of North Star, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home after a four-year battle with ALS.  

He was born on July 19, 1958, to Leo and Norma (Prenger) O’Reilly in St. Marys. They survive in Minster.  

He married Joan Doenges on Oct. 26, 2002, in St. Louis Catholic Church, in North Star. She survives in North Star.

He is also survived by step-children John and Kristi Kaiser of Versailles, Jamie and James McClurg of North Star, Stephanie and Jeff Tuente of Osgood, Jared Kaiser and Fiancé Kim Rickel of Centerville, Dustin and Kelli Kaiser of Grandview; 11 grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; by her mother-in-law; three sets of in-laws.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary O’Reilly.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star, the Rev. David Zink celebrant.  Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and at the Church from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Burial will take place in St. Louis Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to A.L.S. and State of the Heart Hospice.

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