Anne Depree-Reisig

Anne Depree-Reisig, 81, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 16, 2018 at Sienna Meadows in Oregon, Wisconsin. Born on Aug. 26, 1937 to Stanley and Winifred (Mills) DePree, she spent her formative years in Zeeland, Michigan. On June 20, 1959, she married Carl Reisig, and they raised their family in River Forest from 1972 through 1992 when they retired to Oak Park. 

A professional opera singer, she sang in the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for many years and performed as a soloist all over the city. An active member of Pilgrim Congregational Church, she sang in the choir. She was a caring mother, not only to her own children, but to the many children she fostered over the years and was selfless and generous with her love. 

Anne Depree-Reisig is survived by her husband, Carl; her children, Laurie (Terry) Riss, Tyler Reisig and Tim (Jeana) Reisig; her grandchildren, Brad Riss, Greg Riss, Simon Reisig and Spencer Reisig; and her brother, Jack (Sally) DePree. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at Oak Park’s Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials in her name to Hephzibah House, 946 North Blvd., Oak Park 60301 and at hephzibahhome.org. 

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