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Reo G. Fillbach
August 15, 1931 ~ March 13, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Reo G. Fillbach, age 91, of Beloit died Monday, March 13, 2023, at Willowick assisted living. He was born August 15, 1931, to Clyde and Vivian (Upward) Fillbach in Beloit, WI. He married Barbara J. Agnew on November 28, 1953, in Beloit. She preceded him in death on March 20, 2019. Reo graduated from Beloit College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1954 and served his Country until his honorable discharge in July 1956. Reo then started his career with the Beloit Corporation in the sales dept from 1956 until his retirement in 1992. He was a past member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Reo enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening, and especially sharing the outdoors with friends. He will be remembered for designing and building his retirement home on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Southwest Wisconsin. After twelve years of living on the river, Reo and Barb returned to the stateline area to be involved in their grandchildren’s busy lives.
He is survived by his four children, Dana (Coleen) Fillbach, Deanna Cushman, Julie (Paul) Murphy and Zach (Sara) Fillbach, seven grandchildren, Josh (Sarah) Cushman, Zachary (Kayla) Murphy, Abbie Murphy and Alison Murphy, Clay (Kayla) Fillbach, Mitch (Lindsey) Fillbach and Nick Fillbach and five great grandchildren, Mason, Noah, Tommy, Liam & Mackenzie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his infant son, Mitchell, his brother, Clayton Fillbach and sister-in-law Betty Fillbach.
The family would like to thank the staff at Beloit Regional Hospice and Willowick for the care they gave Reo.
Reo’s Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday March 24, 2023, in the BRIAN MARK FUNERAL HOME, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit with Chaplain Mark Maxted officiating. Friends will be received on Friday in the Funeral Home from 12 Noon until the time of service. Burial will be private. Memorials may be directed to Beloit Regional Hospice. Reo's service will be life streamed on our website. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on our website.