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Willard Wayne Reed

January 28, 1933 October 7, 2019
Willard Wayne Reed
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Obituary for Willard Wayne Reed

Willard Wayne Reed, age 86, of Council Bluffs, passed away October 7, 2019 at his home.

Wayne was born January 28, 1933 in Sterling, Nebraska to the late William and Lucille (Eppley) Reed. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 20 plus years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While in the Navy he served on the recovery missions of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. Wayne married Maria Hosford on February 22, 1956. They were blessed with five children, Michael, James, Mark, Monica and Anthony. Wayne was a building engineer for Mega Corporation for many years, retiring in 1996.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his son, Michael Reed; brothers, Daniel and Don and sister, Betty.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maria Reed; sons, James Reed, both of Council Bluffs, Mark (Wendi) Reed, of Omaha, Tony (Chris) Reed, of Glenwood, Iowa; daughter, Monica Reed, of Lincoln, Nebraska; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson; sister, Naomi Charbonneau, of Baker City, Oregon; nieces and nephews.

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Funeral Service




1:00 PM 10/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Visitation with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military rites tendered by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. A lunch at the Walnut Hill Reception Center, 1350 E. Pierce St. following interment.

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

E. Pierce Street/McPherson Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

E. Pierce Street/McPherson Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

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The family will direct memorials.


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