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Warren Lee Reed

July 18, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Warren Lee Reed, 70, Troy Mills, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ,in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Entrusted with the arrangements is Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

He is survived by his three daughters Robin (Lonnie) Clark, Tama; Ranie Derr (Kendon Weltha), Marion; and Rachel (Adam) Chrystal, Palo; two sisters Phyllis (Bob) Stevens, Cedar Rapids; and Charlotte Null. Marion; six grandchildren, Nikki (Boo), John, Jessica Clark all of Tama; and Austin, Mitchell, and Kacie Derr; and 5 great grandchildren.

Warren was born Sept. 12, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Russell and Nettie Knapper Reed. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps League and his life was full of adventure thereafter. He was a farmhand, raced motorcycles in hill climbs, and then went to drilling wells. He found a passion for working on the barges of the Mississippi, then went into the bar ownership business, on to be an over the road semi truck driver, a professional painter and lastly, retired from the courier business.

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Warren Lee Reed

He was devoted to his family and loved riding his motorcycle, fishing, nature and the outdoors. Warren also enjoyed going to Thailand in the winter months for the last several years, a place he called "his paradise". Warren will be deeply missed by his family.

In lieu of flowers memorial funds may be sent to the family

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