|Robert W. Reed., M.D., 94, of Galesburg, Ill. died 9:25 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home.
Robert was born on March 29, 1918 in Creston, Iowa to Arthur B. and Carrie Smith Reed. He married Lucille Gladys Soland on April 21, 1942 in Galveston, Texas. Bob and Lucille celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last April. Lucille survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert W. Reed of Las Vegas, Nev. and James E. (and Mary) Reed of Seffner, Fla.; a daughter, Janice Reed (and Theodore) Hellman of Mill Valley, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Tammy Reed of Castle Rock, Colo.; son-in-law, Nels Freeman of Highland Ranch, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David J. Reed on November 2, 2011; two daughters, Carrie L. Lebolt on August 27, 2010 and Katherine Freeman on October 30, 2004; a brother, Arthur L. Reed and a sister, Alaire Sheimo.
Robert was a surgeon in Galesburg for 33 years from 1955 to 1988, originally joining the surgical practice of Dr. Edwin Crowell.
He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps from 1941 through 1946, retiring with the rank of Major. He was a member of the 90th Bombardment Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Group. He flew a North American B-25C Mitchell bomber in the South Pacific.
Robert was a 1936 graduate of Creston High School; a 1940 graduate of the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1950. He completed his surgical residency at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1955.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Soangetaha County Club. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed singing and loved music. He loved to fly as a private pilot.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen officiating. The Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 will provide military honors at the church. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Reed Memorial Garden. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.