Jack E. Reed

Nov 15, 2020
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Waterloo - Jack E. Reed, 93, of the Western Home Communities, died Sunday, Nov 15, 2020.  Jack was born Nov 17, 1926, in Waterloo, son of Charles F. and Hazel L. Cannon Reed.  He graduated from East High School.  Jack married Charlotte M. Runyan Jan 11, 1944 in Cedar Falls, she died October 11, 2017.


Jack worked as iron worker supervisor for Jens Oelsen Construction Co for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  He was a reserve officer with the Waterloo Police Department for 15 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #138 and Ironworker Local #89.  Jack and his family enjoyed their cabin on the Cedar River in Waterloo, fishing and boating, and Canadian Fishing Trips.


He is survived by daughter Susan (Rod) Baker of Cedar Falls, son Clare (Karen) Reed of Waterloo, nine grandchildren: Staci (Sean) Matchan of Apple Valley, MN and their daughter Kylie; Jason Reed of Coon Rapids, MN and his children Gavin and Kadyn; Dustin (Sonja) Mlenar of New Braunfels, TX and their children Genevieve, Athena, and Tristan; Brett (Becca) Mlenar of Dripping Springs, TX and their children Reese, Mae and Jack; Kris (Dennis) O’Connor of Souix Falls. SD and their children Ryan, Alyson, Hunter, Brooke and Sophie; Kelli Krueger of  Cedar Falls and her children Emeri and Addison; Amy (Greg) Gill of Tekamah, NE and their children Tessa and Duncan; Jill (Sean) Scarbrough of Albertville, MN and their children Jadyn, Haylee, Madelyn, Alivia; and Ann Baker of Waterloo. He was preceded by his parents, wife, in-laws Clare and Margaret Runyan, great granddaughter Aurora Mlenar, and two brothers, Donald and Charles Reed, brother in-law Russ McCracken, sister in-laws Bernice Reed, Millie Reed and Vivian McCracken.

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  1. Kevan Cortright | Nov 26, 2020

    To Jack’s family,

    I’m sorry you must endure this loss.Lots

    of fond memories of Jack and Charlotte.I 

    send you ny prayers and  sympathy for

    support. God bless and give you strength.

    Sincerely, Kevan Cortright

  2. John & Kathy Reed | Nov 20, 2020
    Clare & Susie sorry to hear about Jack I know  it hurts to lose a loved one, there are many fond memories of Jack and also with your family. We will never forget I think he is already building skyscrapers in heaven.
  3. Jennifer | Nov 19, 2020
    Jack will be so missed by his Western Home family!! We love you Jack! 
  4. Sherryl Jacobsen | Nov 19, 2020
    Was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Great memories of him & Charlotte snagging for Salmon! My sympathies to all his loved ones.
  5. Bruce Wingert | Nov 17, 2020
    Susy and Rod - my deepest sympathies to you and yours at this sad time.
  6. Randy R. | Nov 17, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Jack's passing.  I know he'll be sadly missed by many here, but I know too that my Dad will be glad to see his old friend again.  Rest in God's peace Jack.

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