Roger L. Reed, 72, of Frederika, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Unity Point/St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli with Rev. Dale Halverson officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Friday.
Roger Lee, son of Loren G. and Esther Schoentag Reed, was born February 27, 1943, at Iowa Falls, Iowa. He graduated from Tripoli High School in 1961, and was stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He married Emma Jane Jaycox and the couple later divorced. Roger received his Associates degree in Conservation and worked as a conservation officer in Poweshiek and Bremer Counties for many years. For fifteen years prior to retiring in 2009, Roger was employed by Trimark in New Hampton. He had served on the Frederika City Council and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being a gunsmith.
He is survived by two sons, Ethan (Sandie) Reed of Claremont, Minnesota and Guy (Pamela) Reed of Cedar Rapids; one daughter, Victoria (Matt) Reed-Nieman of Madison, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Daniel, Conar, Austin, and Colin Reed; one great grandson, Rowan Reed; and one brother, Loren Vick (Juanita) Reed of Memphis, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents.