Richard (Dick) John Reed
Born August 19, 1932 in Winona, MN. Passed Away October 7, 2019
Parents: Harold (Tom) Reed and Margaret (Peggy) (Thorpe) Reed
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Married to Marian Fruechte of Eitzen, MN on September 3, 1955. Graduated from Winona College with a BS. Taught wood shop in Alden, Albert Lea, and White Bear Lake, MN. Taught Marine and Small Engine at Faribault Vocational School before retiring in 1989 and moving to Kila, MT where he started a gun shop. They moved to Kalispell in 2017.
Dick loved to hunt, golf, fish, snowmobile, and garage saleing with his family and friends. He was very much a handyman and loved working in his shop. He was able to share with his family a memorable summer at the Arctic Circle Lodge on Canada’s Great Bear Lake where he worked as a mechanic. Dick and Marian spent many winters golfing with friends in Mesa, AZ. There were many prairie dog “hunting” adventures with family and friends in Central MT. He organized and hosted many wonderful family reunions with his brothers and sister and their families. He told great stories and was known for his good-natured ribbing.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and two brothers, Raymond (Kip), and David, and Jocko Bear, his best and last dog. He is survived by his wife, Marian and their children, Michael of Kila, Cheryl and husband Logan Haney of Hungry Horse, and Daryl and Beth of Helena, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Jean Kalmes of Rolling Stone, MN, brother Harold and wife Barb of Gooding, ID, and brother Phillip and his wife Nedra of Forks, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
No service is planned.
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