Roy Francis Reisenauer of Moscow died December 16, 2016 at Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene. He was 69.
Roy was born April 13, 1947 in Moscow toEdward J. and Edith Becker Reisenauer. Roy was raised on the family farm south of Moscow and attended Moscow high school graduating in 1965. Roy joined the U.S. Marine Corp after high school, serving a tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1969.
After returning home to Moscow he attended the University of Idaho. In 1975, Roy had a busy year when he married Catherine Taufen on April 12, 1975 at St. Boniface Church in Uniontown and he took over the family farm which he farmed until 1992. He later worked for McGregor Company as a chemical serviceman until his retirement in 2012.
Roy was an avid fisherman and looked forward to his trips to the Clearwater River. He enjoyed hunting, metal detecting, tending his beloved dog Sadie, visiting with his children, and showing his grandson Pierce the ways of the world. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Moscow and an active member of Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator, and could be found every November running the smoker for the annual sausage feed.
He is survived by his wife Catherine at their Moscow home, son Jacob of Moscow and daughter Rachel of Boise and grandson Pierce Reisenauer of Bayview and Moscow. He also leaves behind his brothers Mark (Ellen) of Redmond, WA, Robert (Debbie) of Sprague, WA and sisters, Lynn Bandur and Joan (Tom) Cass, both of Moscow and Margaret Reisenauer of Spokane. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 13, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon featuring KC sausage will follow at the St. Mary’s Family Center.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Roy’s name be made to the Moscow Food Bank or the Moscow Knights of Columbus Council 1397.