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Obituary for Paul Reed
Obituary Louis "Paul" Reed Castana, IA - Louis "Paul" Reed, 81, of Castana, Iowa passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at his home in rural Castana. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ticonic United Methodist Church, 13109 Oak Ave., Ticonic, Iowa. Pastor Brian McNamara will officiate. Burial will be in Kennebec Cemetery in rural Castana with presentation of the American Flag by the American Legion Grimsley-Thayer Post #502 of Castana. Visitation will be Friday, October 5 after 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 210 South 5th Street, Mapleton, Iowa. The obituary can be found on line and condolences may be directed to the family at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Louis "Paul" Reed was born August 1, 1931, on the family farm east of Ticonic, Iowa, the son of Louis C. and Esther (Cutter) Reed. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Castana High School with the class of 1949. He served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War and became a 50 year member of the American Legion Grimsley-Thayer Post #502 of Castana. Paul's life's work was in farming, having lived in the Ticonic and Castana area his entire life. He was proud to continue to farm his family's Century Farm for 54 years, a farm that is now approaching the 150 year mark. On April 25, 1979, Paul married Dorothy Svoboda at Elk Point, South Dakota. Paul was an active involved member of the Ticonic United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was one of the guys in his hunting crew where he insisted on being one of the "walkers". He liked the interaction between the guys just as much or more than the hunting itself. Paul took a serious interest in the history, ancestry, and genealogy of his family. He traveled over many states to research his findings and visit the areas from which his family hailed. He was even known to have the unmarked graves of deceased family members properly marked in their respect. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; his children, Paula Kluver and her husband, Clayton of Smithland, Iowa and their children, James, Luke, and Caleb Brenden, Louis Charles and Terri Reed of Castana, Iowa and their children, Louis Paul Reed and Renae Nichols, Bruce Reed and his wife, Wendy of Farmington, Minnesota and their children, Mitchell and Madison Reed, and Holly Zimmerman and her husband, Corey of Winfield, Kansas and their children, Mathew, Maren, Josh, Nathan, Josiah, Noah, Ella, Emma, and Grace Zimmerman; a step son, Richard Porter and his wife, Dawn of Sioux City, Iowa and their children, Jennifer and Ashley Porter; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Louise Barker of Onawa, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Bertha Reed of Warrensburg, Missouri; along with many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Esther (Cutter) Reed; a brother, Richard "Hoot" Reed; and an infant daughter, Susan Lella Reed.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Ticonic United Methodist Church
13109 Oak Ave.
Friday, October 5, 2012 after 4:00 p.m.
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong Funeral Home
210 South 5th St.
Mapleton, IA 51034