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William F. Reed

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – William F. Reed, 54, of Sterling, died Friday, April 12, 2013, after a brief illness. 

Mr. Reed was born July 11, 1958, in Sterling, the son of Jack (Alice Vock) Reed. He married Tanya Bartz July 19, 1980, in Sterling. He was employed by National Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife, Tanya; his mother, Alice Reed of Sterling; three daughters, Sarah (Jarrod) Johnson, Emily (Ben Spotts) Reed, both of Sterling, and Margaret Reed of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Thomas Reed of Milwaukee; five sisters, Dianne Graham of Sterling, Debbie Reed of Aurora, Christine (Albert) Saliba of Herrin, Joan (Mike) Capp of Rock Falls, and Nancy (Jim) Hoffman of West Branch, Iowa; two grandchildren, Grace and Sawyer Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Reed; paternal grandparents, Emmitt (Helen) Reed; maternal grandparents, Carl (Margaret) Vock; and a father-in-law, Elmer Bartz.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke of Sacred Heart officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. 

A memorial has been established.

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