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Born: August 26, 1921

Place of Birth: Trent, SD

Death: March 1, 2012

Place of Death: Trent, SD






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Leona M Reed

    August 26, 1921  -  March 1, 2012






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Leona Marie Reed, 90, of Brookings, SD, died Thursday, March 01, 2012 at Brookview Manor, Brookings, SD. Funeral Services have been set for 1:00pm, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Brookings, SD. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday, March 5, 2012 at Rude’s Funeral Home, Brookings, SD.

Leona Marie Bates was born on August 26, 1921 in Trent, SD, the daughter of Lester and Minnie (Albers) Bates.

Leona received her education in Trent, SD. Leona was united in marriage to Merlin Reed on February 28, 1940. After their marriage they farmed in Brandt, SD and White, SD until moving to Brookings in 1965. During their marriage they also lived in Sioux Falls, SD and Trent, SD. Merlin passed away in September of 1983.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brookings, the American Legion Auxiliary in White, SD and a past President of the Higgins Jesson Post.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and going for coffee with her good friends.

Leona is survived by one son, Dennis (Arla) Reed of Brookings, SD; two daughters, Sandra Reed of Brookings, SD and Vicki Lucas of Brookings, SD; one son-in-law, Roger Jorgensen of Sioux Falls, SD, two sisters-in-law, Gladys Bates of Sioux Falls, SD and June Reed of Hendricks, MN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Mary Reed of Kansas City, MO; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merlin, one daughter, Karen, one son-in-law, James Lucas, two brothers, Harvey and Don, one sister, Alma Handberg and one granddaughter, Michelle (Reed) Raske.