Foodservice Equipment Reports

In Memoriam: Dealer Leon Rees

Wilburn “Leon” Rees, former president of Tri City Equipment Co., passed away on July 15 at the age of 94. Orphaned at a young age, Rees came to Davenport, Iowa, as a teenager to live with and work for his uncle, the founder of Tri City. He took over the business in his early 20s when his uncle retired, and remained as enthusiastic about selling in his 90s as he was in his 30s.

Rees is survived by four daughters, nine grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Trudy. Services have been held. Condolences can be shared with the family by sending them to the Weerts Funeral Home, 3625 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, Iowa 52807.