Errette Reeves


Errette Paul Reeves, 80, of Ottumwa, died at 5:07 p.m. January 6, 2022 at home.

He was born August 12, 1941 in North Platte, NE to Paul V. and Ruby Schmidt Reeves. Errette married Lois Williams on September 10, 1960 and she preceded him in death on June 21, 1992. He married Claudette Matheney on October 19, 2007.

A graduate of Bloomfield High School, Errette owned and operated Reeves Janitorial Service for 40+ years.

He was a member of Ottumwa Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Errette enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandkids. Business was his life, operating multiple businesses throughout his lifetime.

Surviving is his wife, Claudette; his children, Mark (Julie) Reeves of Ottumwa, Travis (Rhonda) Reeves of Ottumwa, Elizabeth (David) Gee of Boyne City, MI; step-children, Brenda (Roger) Potter of Newton and Robin (Aaron) Chew of Grand Junction, CO; 9 grandchildren, Clint Reeves, Remy Gee, Kassandra Chew, Rachel Chew, Shannon Tague, Shelby Sigala, Carley Potter, Carson Potter and Amy Schlotter; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom (Laurette) Reeves of Gainesville, GA and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Reeves and a sister, Frances Kim.

His body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Elder Ray Natera officiating. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Inurnment will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield.

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