Dewey R. Reed, 88, of Galva died Friday, January 18, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23rd, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Galva. Tony Gaff will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Galva with Masonic Services at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Galva Christian Church or Galva Masonic Lodge.
Dewey was born May 14, 1924 in Henderson Township, Knox County, IL the son of Guy Edward and Zola Grace (Morgan) Reed. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941. On Sept. 4, 1948 he married Mary Jane Connour in Knoxville, IL. She survives. Dewey had worked on the home farm and then as a welder at Herman Nelson Corp. He then farmed and worked for Illinois State Highway Dept. Later he sold fertilizer at Schrock Fertilizer Co. before owning and operating Reeds Bin & Building Center selling grain bins, drying equipment and farm buildings. He had also sold Coach House Garages for over 20 years. Dewey retired in 2009.
Memberships include Galva Christian Church, Galva Masonic Lodge #243 where he was a Past Master and a 50 year member, Moline Scottish Rite and the Peoria Shriners. He enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include his wife Mary Jane, son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Janice Reed, Oneida, daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Richard Hurlbutt, Galva and Gail Drawyer, Kewanee; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Nancy Reed, Galesburg, and Lee and Carol Reed, Blandinsville; and a sister, Fern Saline, Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Linda Carol.
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