Robert B Reed

January 13th, 1926 to July 24th, 2015
Robert Bruce Reed, 89, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015.

He was born January 13 1926 in Lansing, to the late Ellis and Marie Reed. He married Gloria E. Siemen on August 16, 1952 in Port Huron.

Robert was a graduate of Lansing Sexton High School in 1944. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy where he spent two years, mostly on a Naval ship in the English Channel. After being discharged, he spent four years at Michigan State University, earning an Education Degree.

Bob became Physical Director of the Port Huron YMCA in 1950. He later became registrar at St. Clair County Community College, retiring in 1989.

He has been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for many years.

Bob and his wife spent 23 winters in Lakeland, FL, where they enjoyed weekly trips to Busch Gardens, Disney World or Sea World. They played golf weekly and square and round danced several times a week.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gloria E.; two sons, Daniel R. (Karen) Reed and David R. (Tamra) Reed; grandchildren, Daniel N. (Jennifer) Reed and Travis R. Reed, Kaitlyn J. (Kristopher) Bunker and Gregory D. Reed; two step-grandchildren, Lauren and Zachary Nye; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Virginia Popham and June Betts.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Reverend Joseph Gagnon will officiate.

Burial will be Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel N. Reed, Travis Reed, Gregory Reed, Zachary Nye, Kristopher Bunker and David Siemen.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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