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John Haines "Jack" REED

Age 90 Of White Bear Lake Died peacefully on Nov. 27, with his family at his side. He was born to Harold E. and Agnes Haines Reed on Dec. 18, 1921 and grew up in White Bear Lake. Following graduation from White Bear High School, he joined the U.S. Army and served in WWII. After the war, he returned to White Bear and in 1947 married Shirley Reynolds. He joined his father and grandfather in the family business - J.A. Reed Oil Company (corner of 4th St. and Washington) - and ran the business until his retirement in 1981. After an 18 year retirement in Winter Haven, Florida, he and Shirley moved back to White Bear in 2000. Before his retirement he was active in the White Bear Lions Club and the White Bear Chamber of Commerce. Following his retirement he was an active volunteer in Winter Haven and in White Bear Lake. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley, and his brother, William A. "Bill". He is survived by his two children, Lucinda "Cindy" (Bruce) Vantine of Florissant, MO, and William R. "Bill" (Charlotte) Reed of White Bear Lake; four grandchildren, Elizabeth "Libby" (Chad) Martin, Allen, TX; Charles (Marcie) Vantine, St. Louis, MO; John M. Reed, Jersey City, NJ; and William Trask Reed, White Bear Lake; four great grandchildren, Bailey and Ashlyn Martin; Theo and Smith Vantine; and his sister Gail Harrison, Katy, TX. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church (corner of Clark Street and 1st St.) in White Bear Lake. Memorial tributes can be made to Cerenity Care Center, 1891 Florence Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or HealthEast Hospice Care, 69 West Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN, 55102.




Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 2, 2012
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