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    Thief River Falls - Robert Reed, 82, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Sanford Hospital, Thief River Falls.   
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thief River Falls,  with Father Rick Lambert officiating. Casket bearers include Gary Reed, Don Adamson, Ben Liden, Adam Liden, Cody Wentzel, Tyler Wentzel and Tony Hoglo. Honorary casket bearers include Marvin Koop, all Soo Line Rails and Golden Pioneers. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion, VFW and Minnesota National Guard.  
    Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  
    Robert N. Reed was born Nov. 6, 1929 in Thief River Falls, the son of John H. and Fannie (Zavoral) Reed. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Church, Thief River Falls. He attended school in Thief River Falls. He served his country in the United States Navy, one year in active service and then 6 years in the Reserve from 1948-1955.
    On Sept. 11, 1952, Robert was united in marriage to Patricia A. Brunelle in Thief River Falls. He worked at Hartz Bakery, Wyley Construction and the Soo Line Railroad, from which he retired as conductor with 40 years of service.
    He held membership in the Thief River Falls American Legion, Eagles, United Transportation Union, Golden Pioneers, and AA. Robert enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, video editing and volunteer work at Northwest Medical Center, Soo Select Credit Union, Heritage Center and Valley Home, Thief River Falls. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family.
    Robert is survived by wife, Patsy, Thief River Falls; one son, Dan (Ellen) Reed, Kaunkakai, Hawaii; three daughters, Renee Lahtinen, Thief River Falls, Bonnie (Rod) Wentzel, Bemidji, and Patty (Dave Miller) Liden, Grand Forks, N.D.; seven grandchildren, Mary and Sara Wheeler, Minot, N.D. and Anna Lahtinen, Stanley, N.D., Ben (Lucy Lund) Liden, Grand Forks, N.D. and Adam Liden, Grafton, N.D., Cody Wentzel, Bemidji and Tyler (Sarah) Wentzel, Hines; and one great-grandson, Grayson Lahtinen.  
    He was preceded in death by daughter, Sheryl Ann; parents, grandparents, two brothers, William and John; four sisters, Helen Cory, Dorothy Lane, Rose Reed and Betty Wood, also uncles and aunts.
    Family condolences may be sent by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.