THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dr. Metodio Mercado Reyes, M.D.
Issue Date: February 28, 2018
Dr. Metodio Mercado Reyes, M.D., 90, of Gillett, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.
Born June 14, 1927 in Ibaan, Batangas Province, in the Republic of the Philippines, he graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines with a medical degree in 1956.
He came to the United States in 1958 and started his internship and residency at South Community Hospital in Chicago, Ill. After receiving a medical license in 1966, he worked at Elgin Mental Hospital, then the VA Hospital in Tomah for a year and for a year in Arcadia.
He married Resurreccion Tengasantos on Feb. 14, 1962 and they shared 56 years together and had three children and two grandchildren. They were members of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish for 31 years.
In 1970, the family moved to Gillett to start his family practice, where he continued to work for 15 years. In 1987, they moved to Green Bay where he worked for the State of Wisconsin as a physician at the Green Bay Correctional Institution until retiring in 2000.
Practicing medicine was a true calling for him with his love of science and mankind. He talked with anyone and was well-loved for his friendly, easy-going manner and compassion for all.
In retirement he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, handiwork, listening to classical music and his annual return to the Philippines to visit friends and family. He was an active member of the American Medical Association and the Academy of Family Practice.
They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad, including pilgrimages to Lourdes, Fatima, the Vatican and the Holy Land.
He is survived by his wife, Resurreccion; three children, Karen Reyes Konz, Patrick Reyes and wife Randi Lass Reyes and Beverly Reyes; two grandchildren; two sisters, Concepcion and Davita; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Patricio; his mother, Marquita; two brothers, Jose and Gerardo and a sister, Leonila.
Family and friends visited at Newcomer Cremations Funerals and Receptions in Green Bay on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 5 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay on Monday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Fr. Joseph Dorner as celebrant. A reception immediately followed Mass at the Bishop Wycisclo Center. Entombment was in Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum.