Robert Reed, 78, of Milford, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tom Dettmer will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, with military services conducted by the American Legion Post No. 384 of Milford.
Robert Lee Reed, the son of Levi and Mary (Newcomb) Reed, was born March 17, 1930, in Peterson. He attended school at Peterson and was a truck driver all of his life. He started driving school bus at the age of 16. He hauled everything from ready-mix, gravel, farm products, molasses, petroleum products to beer. He was last employed with Chuck Whittenburg Distributing for 15 years, until his retirement in 1995.
Mr. Reed served in the U.S. Army in Korea as a heavy vehicle driver in 1952 and 1953. A member of the American Legion Post No. 384 for over 40 years, he also belonged to the Teamsters Union No. 383.
Robert Reed married Sandra Kelley on June 30, 1957, at Minden. Most of his life was spent around the Peterson, Spencer and Milford area, except for a short time in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Howard and Ralph, and three sisters: Evelyn Christensen Brees, Mary Lohner and Frances Snyder.
Robert Reed is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Milford; one son, Daniel, of Edina, Minn.; one daughter, Kelley, of Milford; one sister, Shirley Friedrichsen, and her husband of Peterson; other relatives and many friends.