Ilene Korrell Reis

Ilene Korrell Reis, 69, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 surrounded by family. She was born April 28, 1944 in Ogden, UT, to Orson and Orlean Lake. She grew up in Irwin, ID, where she enjoyed the outdoors. She loved riding horses, fishing, and camping.

Ilene met and married her first husband Waldemar Weeks in 1960. Together they had one son, Kelly. Walt soon after passed away in a fatal car accident. In 1962 she met and married Louis Korrell; together they had two children, Kindell and Debra. Ilene was a stay at home mom for many years. Raising her children was her biggest pride in life. When Ilene and Louis moved to Aberdeen, ID, she worked for the Aberdeen School District as a cook until 1984. They then moved to Dell, MT, where they owned several local businesses together, until Louis passed away in 1990.

In 1991 Ilene married Robert Reis. She lovingly welcomed his five children. Together they worked at Maverick Mountain a local ski resort in Polaris, MT, for a few years. They then moved to Connell, WA, for a period of time before moving back to Aberdeen. Ilene then worked for Cardinal Thriftway that later became Stokes until retiring. After retiring she decided to move to Creswell, OR, for a brief period of time before finally moving back to Aberdeen.

Ilene was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Her parents, and three husbands precede Ilene in death.

She is survived by her children: Kelly (Kristie) Korrell of Connell, WA; Kindell (Lou) Korrell of Aberdeen; Debbie (Kelly) Klempel of Creswell, OR; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five stepchildren, and their families along with many great friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been made under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd., Chubbuck, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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