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Gene Reed

January 17, 2020
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Gene Reed, 89, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Father Dennis Conway officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery in rural Vining. Visitation will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9:30-10:30 AM beginning with a Rosary at 9:30 AM at the funeral home.

Gene was born on February 13, 1930, in Jackson, NE, the son of Harry and Rose (Mackey) Reed.

Gene served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He quit school after 8th grade and later put himself through Barber College. After working as a Barber for a number of years, he went to Tool & Die School and worked for Iowa Manufacturing. Gene was a private, quiet man.

Survivors include one sister, Bonnie Brown of Sioux City, Iowa; one brother, James Joseph Reed and wife of Sioux City, Iowa; thirty nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and siblings, Eva, Pearl, Mark, Claude, Leo, Marvin, Charles, and Monica.

A memorial fund will be established.



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