Charlotte Reed

Oct 11, 2017
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10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16 at Locke Funeral Home


2:00 to 5:00 PM, Sunday, October 15, at Locke Funeral Home


Interment at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


Cedar Valley Hospice


Charlotte Reed, 92, of Waterloo, died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.


Charlotte Mae Runyan was born August 21, 1925, in La Porte City, the daughter of Clare and M. Margaret Allen Runyan. She graduated from University of Northern Iowa’s Price Lab School in 1944. 


Charlotte married Jack E. Reed January 11, 1944 in Cedar Falls. She worked for Black's Department Store for 25 years until its closing and then at Walden Photo for 7 years.


Charlotte and Jack enjoyed with their family the cabin on the Cedar River near Brinker Lake – especially boating and fishing there, many fishing trips to Canada, enjoying winters in Florida and Texas, square dancing, grandchildren’s sports and activities, and her Black’s Retirees group. Charlotte was a strong person with a strong love for her family.


She is survived by her husband, Jack; son, Clare (Karen) Reed of Waterloo; daughter, Susan (Rod) Baker of Cedar Falls; and four grandchildren and six great grandchildren: Staci (Sean) Matchan and their daughter Kylie, Jason Reed and his children Gavin and Kadyn, Dustin (Sonja) Mlenar and their children Genevieve and Athena, and Brett (Becca) Mlenar and their daughter Reese.


Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother in law, Vivian and Russell McCracken.


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  1. Linda Reed Andersen | Oct 15, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Charlotte.  I have wonderful memories of her when we worked together at Black’s Dept. Store.  Also, when all my cousins were young and we would have Thanksgiving dinner at G’ma Hazel’s (Reed) house.  Lots of laughter..... so much fun!  She was always the life of the party! She will be missed! 

    Our thought are with you Uncle Jack, Clare and Susie❤️

  2. Larry & Linda McCracken | Oct 15, 2017
    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Charlotte passing. I remember the Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, the summers at the cabin and all of great times laughing telling stories. You will truly be miss.
  3. Dave and Tina Hanna | Oct 14, 2017
    So sorry to hear about Char. She was such a great person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys!     Dave and Tina Hanna
  4. john reed | Oct 12, 2017
    aunt charlotte rest in peace.   

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