Grand Valley mourns death of longtimeFacilities Services staff member

Don Reister
Image credit - Courtesy photo
Don Reister and family
Image credit - Courtesy photo

The Grand Valley community is mourning the death of Don Reister, who died unexpectedly June 23 at age 81.

Reister started working at Grand Valley in 1968 for Facilities Services as a materials and mail handler for 32 years before retiring in 2000.

"Don was very reliable and loyal, and he was dedicated in his role at the university," said Tim Thimmesch, associate vice president for Facilities Services. "He was well-known across campus and had many friends. Most importantly, he loved supporting the Laker sports teams. His family is in our thoughts and prayers."

At the family's request, memorial contributions can be made to the Reister Family Scholarship


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