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Jerry Reyes 1961 – 2023

Jerry “Otto” Reyes of Cass Lake, Minnesota, passed away on January 27, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 61 years.
Survived by wife Rhonda and furry friend Scruffy.
Survived by his children: Kayla, Shileen, Josh and Brandon; his mother Violet; brothers: Danny, Jon, Jack, Tom and Duane; sisters: Vicky, Nickie, Sharon, Charlene, Yvonne and Patty; several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Also survived by Katie, Ben, and Godson Jackson. And a special mention to the Michaud family members.
Preceded in death by his father James A. Michaud; his “Papa” Duane Holmes; brothers: Wayne, Rich, Billy, Michael and Jimmy. Also preceded in death by his grandparents George and Mamie Humphrey; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Otto was born on December 6, 1961, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1980 and moved to the Cass Lake area. Otto lived his life as an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing. He joined the Minnesota Chippewa Softball team in 1981 where he won most valuable player at the national tournament. He went on to win several awards on the softball circuit where he was known as “Ottomatic.” In 2014 he was inducted into the Inaugural Class of the United Tribes Softball Hall of Fame.
Otto enjoyed introducing others to the outdoors like his Uncle Wallace.
Pallbearers were Donovan Haaland, Jackson Haaland, Dan Morris, John Wind, Kevin Clark, John Charnoski. Honorary Pallbearers were Dean Pendleton, Rod Dorr, Jerry Morgan, Wilbur Humphrey Jr, Gino Erwin, Eric Nelson, Kenny Clark, Minnesota Chipps.
Pastor Vincent Roy officiated services held at the Bena Community Center with wake being held on Friday, February 3 and funeral on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery, Bena.
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