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“I just found out and wish I could have been at the service. Rufus was a fellow grower and friend of mine for over 25 years. I will miss his always...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Jerry H. - Crown Point, IN

“We just heard about Rufus. We are all so very sad. He was a Wonderful person. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Paul Patillo - Mishawaka, IN

“(Mary) Lupita as I remember you, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I have lots of great memories of going to your...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Elsa Bravo - Kansas City, MO

“Deepest condolences to the entire Reyes family Your all in my heart and prayers R.I.P Rufus ”
4 of 34 | Posted by: John Thurman - Pembroke Township, IL

“A loved family friend who will be missed for eternity.Love to the family and other friends John & Ida Thurman, Family. ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: John Thurman - Pembroke Township, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I knew Rufus for many years from the farmers' market in Evanston. He was a kind man with a warm soul! He...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Anita Victorn - Evanston, IL

“Thank you for everyone's kind words and prayers. My dad was loved and respected by many, and I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Julie Wonnacot - Lafayette

“Heartbroken is my biggest emotion! I've literally known Rufus my entire life and grown up with Ricky and Franky. Even when it was rainy if you ran...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Cori Williams - Schneider, IN

“Deepest sympatheties to the entire Reyes family you all are in my heart and prayers. RIP Rufus ”
9 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie Moore - Roselawn, IN

“Deepest sympatheties to the entire Reyes family you all are in my heart and prayers. RIP Rufus ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie Moore - Roselawn - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Rufus and I haven't been close friends for a lot of years, but when we lost Jake he came and gave me a big hug,...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Bement (Oxley) - Momence, IL

“My deepest condolences go out to Andy, Frank and the entire Reyes family on the loss of Rufus. Rufus was a good Man, a good business partner and a...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Dan Andrews - Chicago, IL

“No words can express our deep sorrow with the unexpected death of my cousin Rufus. He was a wonderful person, talented with his flower business &...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Maria Letisia Montano - Goshen, IN

“Rufus will be missed and remembered . Such a caring , outgoing person to talk with . My prayers for his family , God bless you and give you strength...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Jan Honkisz - Lake Village, IN

“I am so sorry, praying for your family!! Rufus and his family was always so good to my son Rob. Rufus was always there for Rob and my family. Rest In...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Teri Battleday - Rensselaer, IN

“My heartfelt condolences to the Wife, Children, Family and Friends of Rufus....I'm sorry to read about his passing. I sincerely pray that the...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: A Stranger who cares....

“Condolences and prayers go out to your family. Rufus was a very kind man,with a great smile! ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Paul & Maryann Linderman - FL

“Prayers for your Family. Rufus was an awesome man. Always happy when i seen him. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: David Avila - DEMOTTE, IN

“Farewell my friend. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Your words, "Hello my friend" was your trademark and I always appreciated those words. ...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Rob Love - Farmington, MO

“Prayers for Rufus and all the family. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Mary LeachBeedle - Lake Village, IN

“Our hearts & prayers go out to the Reyes family. May God be with you all, always & forever. ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Mike & Pat Bridegroom - IN

“We will always remember Rufus for his kindness, warm heart, love for his family, his caring nature and his big smile. He was always happy to see us...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Luis Madrigak - Lake Village, IN

“So very sorry to his wife Maria, children, sister Mary, and rest of the family, as well as his many friends. Rufus was such a genuinely nice guy and...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Karen Smith - Paducah, KY

“Rest in Peace Rufus ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Cynthia Elschide - Lake Village, IN

“So sorry for your loss him and Jimmy are up there rejoicing .The were friends all their life. I use to come hom and there would be flowere on my...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Shirley Turbyfill,Naese - TX

“Rufus was a great family friend who was there when you needed help and expected nothing in return. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Roger Canterbry Jr - Mishawaka, IN


27 of 34 | Posted by: Cathy Poplawski-Phelps - IN

“So sorry, my heart and prayers goes out to the family. I new him a long time. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Bonnie Whitlock - Morocco, IN

“Rest In Peace Rufus. Grew up with Rufus in Lake Village. Had the great fortune of talking with Rufus a few years back as he was selling flowers at...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Tracy Love - Lake Village, IN

“Rufus was a great man and a friend to all. He will be missed by everyone. I'm so sorry Reyes family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 34 | Posted by: Cindy & Aaron Chancy - IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Rufus will be dearly missed by so many people. Rest In Peace Rufus. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: Hans & Sharon kroll - IN - friend

“My Thoughts & Prayers are with you all! Rufus was always very good to me and our community! ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Valerie Echkoff

“Out thoughts and prayers are with the Reyes family. I grew up with Rufus pretty much forever. He was one oh the kindness guys I've ever know! Is...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Ron and Sandy Belt-Canaday - IN

“This man will greatly be missed! He was a great man who had a passion for his flowers! Had good times with him as well. Rest in Heaven!!! ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Canterbury - Osceola, IN


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Rufus A. Reyes, age 58, of Lake Village passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Maria; 5 children, Frank Reyes, Rick Reyes, Julie (Matt) Wonnacott, Andy Reyes, and Ashley Reyes; 4 grandchildren, Ava, Juliana, Benjamin, and Bella; sister, Mary Reyes; and godmother, Maria Reyes-Montano. Preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Julia Reyes.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 2 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave) Cedar Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm Directly at St. Augusta Catholic Church, Lake Village. Burial will follow at Lake Village Cemetery.
Rufus was flower grower in Lake Village for over 40 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed working the farmer's markets. Rufus was a hard working man who loved people and socializing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.