John Reyns

John D. Reyns, 65, of Riverside, died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2019. 

Born on June 18, 1954 on Chicago’s South Side to Ann and Paul Reyns, he was raised in Riverside where he attended Riverside-Brookfield High School. 

After graduating from Bradley University, Mr. Reyns worked at Kemper before rejoining his father and working for Reyns Transformer in Brookfield, where he would serve as president for over 25 years. 

In 1985, he welcomed his only child, John Paul, into the world. Between his love for music and the water, John’s life was filled with joy. A certified scuba diver and sailor, as well as a habitual swimmer, the only time John was happier than when he was in the water was while listening to the Grateful Dead or Jimmy Buffett. 

Mr. Reyns is survived by his son and his granddaughter, Charlotte Ann Reyns. 

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Irish Times, 8869 Burlington Ave. in Brookfield. 

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.