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Russell Reed

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Russell Reed, 93, Woodstock, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Journey Care Inpatient Hospice Unit, Woodstock.

He was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Glenview to Ira and Myrtle (Fritsch) Reed.

On Sept. 19, 1979, he married Phyllis Hansing.

He was a hard worker and owned and operated a gravel pit on Highway 14 for many years. 

Later, he volunteered at the Woodstock Food Pantry and operated a landscaping business. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and loved to travel. He visited all seven continents as well as every state in the Union. He also was an active member at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock, and was known to have a joke for every person he met.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard (Holly) Reed and Steven Reed; three daughters, Rita Castro, Sheryl (John Cuny) Ourin and Kay (Don) Davidson; two stepdaughters, Linda (Ken) Konetski and Debra (Pat) Howden; a brother, Howard Reed; a twin sister, Jeanette Tobler; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Ronald; a brother, Ken; a sister, Gertrude; and a stepdaughter, Donna Sweet.

Visitation and the funeral were March 23 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The Rev. Amanda Bergstrom, Grace Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was private.

Memorials can be sent to the Woodstock Food Pantry, 1033 Lake Ave., Woodstock, or Journey Care Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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