CSM (R) Viviano “Rev” Reveles, of Topeka, passed from this life on October 22, 2017.
He was born October 13, 1929 the son of Andreas and Camilla (Alvarado) Reveles.
Rev was active in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He also served many years in the Kansas National Guard. He was promoted to the highest rank of Command Sergeant Major for the State of Kansas, serving under the Adjutant General of Kansas. Rev received many awards and medals during his career. He was also very active in community services.
He served in various capacities in Federal Civil Service from Company Clerk to Operation and Training Sgt. Major from 1953 to 1985, and as an Assistant Supervisor for Riojas Enterprise, Inc. from 1996 – 2000.
Rev married Betty Buso on April 7, 1950. She predeceased him on September 15, 1996. He married Judith Anneler on October 14, 2000. She predeceased him on February 27, 2003. Rev is survived by a son, Anthony (Melissa) Reveles, of Topeka, a brother, Pete (Marilyn) Reveles, sisters Candelaria (Charles) Alvarado and Esther Buso, all of Kansas City, Kansas, and another sister, Maggie (Donald) McEachron, of Tonganoxie, KS. Also surviving are his five grandchildren, Anthony, Andrea, Julian, Kari, and Cassandra as well as his companion, Betty Purcell.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Ruben Reveles, his parents, and siblings, Andreas, Ruben, Joe, Dolores Cruz and Mary Sanchez.
Rev will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Topeka Cemetery with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to American Legion Post #421, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603