Harold W. Reed
Harold W. Reed, 77, New London, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Peace Lutheran Church at Prairie Grove. The Rev. Ralph Andersen will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin after noon today (Tuesday) at Elliott Chapel, New London, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established to Peace Lutheran Church.
He was born at home on Beaverdale Road on May 8, 1936, the son of Carl Raymond and Ethel Florance Sutherland Reed. On March 19, 1961, he married Katherine Helen Schoch.
He was a farmer and also worked at General Electric for more than 35 years in the steel fabrication, aluminum welding assembly and cage area. He retired in 2002. He graduated from Danville High School in 1955, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was a 4-H leader for five years. He enjoyed family BBQ’s, watching Westerns, eating home-cooked sweets and Johnny Cash and June Carter.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Debora Jean (Bryce) Van Maanen of Lynnville, Diane Kay (Gary) Roller of Morning Sun, and Darla Mae (Jack) West of Ainsworth; one son, Bradley Raymond Reed of Morning Sun; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Denise Lynn; and one sister.