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“My heart hurts with the news of Ed's death. I have know him since the late 80s. Ed, you talked me into heading to Bikes Blues and BBQ next summer and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Terri Kimrey - Indianola, IA

“My condolences to your family I'm sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Douglas Wylder - Alpha, IL

“I can not imagine the pain your family are going fhrough. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. We love y'all! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jolene Cleaver - Stratford, OK

“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to you,Jeanine,John,Angie,Terri& the entire Reilly family ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Drahozal - Garland, TX

“We are keeping all of the Reilly family in our prayers. Ed was my cousin and I have many fond memories from family events when we were growing up. ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Drahozal - Chicago, IL

“May God give you all peace with your loss. Let me know if anyone needs anything from me. Im a phone call away ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy Kelly - Ankeny, IA

“I was so sad to hear of Ed's passing and immediately had some great memories of him in high school. His obituary is a perfect summary -- always...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa McGuire - Marietta, GA

“May your husband, father's life be eternal through all of your hearts. Loss is so very hard to accept but know he will always be with you and I pray...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Sanger - Ankeny, IA

“Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of Ed Reilly, especially Brandon and his family. I know first hand that life is not always what we think...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene Navin - Menlo, IA

“I need Es when he first moved to Iowa, I'll always remember his ornery laugh and good natured shenanigans. My condolences to everyone. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kailei (Davis) Hogan - Homewood

“My condolences to Ed's entire family. He was blessed with lots of family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Armstrong - Atlanta, GA

“So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. He had such an easy going personality. Classmate 1982 ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Rolison-ficke - Marshalltown, IA

“Rest in peace Buddy, Love ya! Uncle Mike ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Mike McElliott - Ryan, IA


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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.