September 24, 1931 - August 22, 2016


Funeral services will be 10:30AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at First United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region, Sartell for Edward E. Reed, age 84, of Rice who passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at Talahi Care Center, St. Cloud. Rev. Leah Rosso will officiate and burial will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.

Edward was born September 24, 1931 in Mankato to Clifford and Mildred (Oakley) Reed. He married Helen I. Bartz on September 7, 1968. Edward worked as a truck driver for multiple companies, he loved his time on the road. He enjoyed fishing, boating on the Pontoon, working on cars, tinkering, and trips to the casino. Edward will be remembered for his laugh, great sense of humor, hard work ethic, and gentle soul. Above all else, Edward was a passive, giving man who loved his family beyond words.

Edward is survived by his children, Phyllis (Donald) Schwinghammer of Rockville, Annette (James) O’Bryne of St. Cloud, Ray of St. Cloud, Sandra (Stan) Roketa of St. Cloud, James (Barb Torres) of Rice; daughter-in-law, Robin Colins of Waynesville, NC; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great great-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; sons, Edward Jr and Melvin; two great grandsons; and sister, Vivian Tenant.