Raymond Arthur Reed (1930 - 2017)

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Raymond Arthur Reed, 87, of Farina, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter, with the Rev. William Emrick officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in St. Peter. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Peter and a one-hour viewing before services on Monday at the church. Memorials: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, , or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Reed was born on Feb. 18, 1930, in St. Peter, the son of William and Martha (Grandt) Reed. He married Mary Rose Torbeck on July 31, 1955; she preceded him in death on July 15, 1997. He married Ruth M. Schaal on April 26, 2003.
Raymond was a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Peter American Legion Post #380 and Fayette County Farm Bureau. He held various offices within the church and school. He was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling and fishing, but most of all, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife; son, Michael Reed and his wife Diana of St. Peter; daughters, Beth and her husband Paul Reynolds of St. Peter, Kay and her husband Henry Burton of Effingham, and Donna and her husband Jerry Kroening of Altamont; stepdaughters, Lana and her husband Kevin Feldewerth of St. Louis, Mo., and Nada and her husband Lee Meseke of St. Peter; sister, Dorothy and her husband Robert Harpster of St. Peter; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Reed of Washington, Ill.; grandchildren, Joshua Budde and his wife Yashica of Moorpark, Calif., Eric Budde of Effingham, Kristofer Reynolds and his wife Emily of St. Peter, Amber and her husband Nathan Schnarre of Altamont, Scott Reynolds and his wife Shelly, and Lucas Kroening and his wife Jennifer of Altamont; stepgrandchildren, Toby Gullion and his wife Kelly of Salem, Courtney and her husband Jason Gladson of Nashville, Ill., Levi Gullion of St. Elmo, and Ryan Gullion and his wife Donna of St. Elmo; 17 great-grandchildren and 15 great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; brothers, Louis Reed, Howard Reed and Floyd Reed; sister, Ruth Rubin; niece, Sheila Reed; and one step great-grandchild, Chesney Gladson.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 27 to Apr. 5, 2017
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