Mike Reyna, 83, of Slater, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Slater United Methodist Church, with Pastor Matt Arni officiating. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Pallbearers will be Brian Broadbent, Khayman Reyna, Steve Evins, Adam Case, James Kent, Nathan Case, Seth Denato and Dan Frasier. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Slater United Methodist Church in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born April 26, 1933, in Clarion, Iowa, he was the son of Marcelino and Aurelia Costro Reyna. On Oct. 27, 1984, in Clarion, he married Darlene Simmons Denato, who survives of the home. Mr. Reyna was a member of the Slater United Methodist Church and was actively involved in the Slater United Methodist Men. He was a 1952 graduate of Clarion High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion Post No. 78 in Slater. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad, Chicago, Missouri & Western Railroad, and Gateway Western Railroad for 47 years, retiring in 1995 as track supervisor. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Slater Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. He enjoyed wood working, gardening, fishing, traveling and attending his Navy ship reunions. He was a good family man and had a dry sense of humor.
Also surviving are four sons, Mike Reyna, III of Dows, Iowa, Allen Reyna and his wife, April, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, John Reyna and his wife, Susan, of Kansas City, and Chad Reyna and his wife, Erin, of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Tina Reyna Case of Chesterton, Ind. and Jodi Reyna Broadbent of Tucson, Ariz.; four step-children, Dan Denato and his wife, Deb, of Rock Island, Ill., Diana Drumm and her husband, DeWayne, of Moline, Ill., Tony Denato and his wife, Sheri, of Moline, Ill., and Joann Ericson and her husband, Fred, of Viola, Ill.; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five brothers, John P. Reyna of Eagle Grove, Iowa, Frank Reyna and his wife, Georgia Ann, of Walnut, Iowa, Gambino Reyna of Clarion, Iowa, Richard Reyna of Higginsville, and Dan Reyna and his wife, Nancy, of Clarion, Iowa; a sister, Angel Reyna Fisher of Ames, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Dee Dee Reyna of Clarion, Iowa. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyliss Reyna Waddell and her husband, Howard, and Alice Reyna Stumpf and her husband, Francis; a brother, Joe Reyna; and a grandson, Michael Broadbent.