Father Benjamin Burnet Reese | AspenTimes.com

Father Benjamin Burnet Reese

September 15, 1958 - September 18, 2015

Father Benjamin Burnet Reese, 57, died after a long struggle with ALS, on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Father Reese grew up in Aspen, Colorado, graduated from Georgetown University, and attended seminary at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. He was ordained a priest in Peoria, Illinois, in 1991, served as a pastor in numerous parishes in Illinois and South Dakota, and last served as a pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his parents, John and Beverly Reese, five siblings, Mary, Jeff, Anise, Christi, and Devon, eight grandnephews, and two grandnieces. One sibling, Walter, preceded him in death. Father Reese will be remembered for his complete devotion to God and for his love of and service to his family, friends, and parishioners.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Aspen, Colorado. The funeral service will held the following day at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015, also at St. Mary Catholic Church. The burial will be at Red Butte Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Mary Catholic Church.