Ed Reilly

  • Born: May 26, 1964
  • Died: November 17, 2019
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward Patrick Reilly, known as "Ed" to friends and family, passed away on November 17, 2019, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after a brief illness. The family will greet friends Monday, November 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. during a Celebration of Life at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa.

Ed was born May 26, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to John and Jeannie Reilly. The family moved to Ankeny in 1978, where Ed graduated from Ankeny High School in 1982. Ed had several career opportunities after high school, but he loved sales positions most because they allowed him to meet and connect with people. Ed never met a stranger and had friends everywhere. He would lend a hand to anyone in need.

Ed had a big heart and a big sense of humor to match. Ed enjoyed pranking his parents and sisters when he was younger, and later pranking his wife, children, niece, nephews and grandchildren. His infectious laugh always gave away the joke.

On January 1, 2005, Ed married his soul mate Lynette (Ickes). Together, they built a life in Ankeny but decided that enough was enough when it came to Iowa snow and cold. They moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2013, to start a new life adventure in warmer temperatures and to build their dream home.

While in Arkansas, Ed became an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan and tried (unsuccessfully) to convert family members to support the team. Razorback shirts often showed up as gifts. Ed also enjoyed motorcycle riding and all types of cars. He had a curious nature and enjoyed learning how things work. He routinely took things apart but didn't always put them back together, leaving a learning opportunity for someone else.

Ed will be missed dearly by his wife Lynette (Fayetteville, AR); his parents, John and Jeannie Reilly; his sons Brandon (Jamie Navin) of Greenfield, and Patrick (Brianne) of Ankeny; and his daughter Mollie (Randall Keen) of Ankeny; his grandchildren Isabella and Madilyn Reilly, Tripp Keen, and Rylie Hood; his sisters Angie (Doug) Fletcher of Des Moines and Terri (Brad) Hastings of Amarillo, TX; his niece Amber Hastings (Stetson Wellborn); nephews Brian Hastings and Reilly Hastings.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Tori's Angels, www.torisangels.org, a foundation for children with life threatening medical conditions.