Herman J. Reed, age 84

Herman J. Reed, age 84


Herman J. Reed, age 84, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Indiana. He was born on May 21, 1932, to Herman and Gertrude Bean Reed in Central, Indiana.

On December 12, 1959, Herman married Wilihminna Sears. They have celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Herman was an Army Paratrooper in the Korean conflict. He was a retired machine operator for the Sonoco plant where he worked for 39 years.

He enjoyed walks in the park with Wilihminna, being at church, going to flea markets, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Wilihminna, 4 children: Alan (Donnetta) Reed, Connie (Kathy) Reed, Kevin (Cathy) Reed, and Stephen (Laurie) Reed, a son-in- law, Brian Gettelfinger, 5 grandchildren: Devan (Michael) Jackson, Kristen (Alexander) Bailey, Krieg Reed, Jackson (Ashley) Reed, Nicholas Reed, and 4 great-grandchildren: Cohen Jackson, Preston Bailey, Warren Bailey, and Isabella Reed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman Reed and Gertrude Bean Reed Tingle, a daughter Donna Gettelfinger. Siblings: Lawrence Reed, Lewis Reed, Earl Reed, Howard Reed, Jimmie Reed, Mary Carver, and a great-grandchild, Tinsley Bailey.

Funeral arrangements will be held at Palmyra United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Love Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Palmyra United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will follow in the Palmyra Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Palmyra United Methodist Church, 13855 Martin Mathis Road, Palmyra, IN. 47164.

Love Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.