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David M. Reed

February 4, 1942 ~ February 24, 2020 (age 78)


Cannelton, Indiana


David M. “Dave” Reed, 78, passed away February 24, 2020.


He was born in Perry County, Indiana on February 4, 1942 to the late Oscar and Evelyn (Carter) Reed. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Patricia “Pat” (Amos) Reed in 2019; sisters, Joyce Reed and Dorothy Champion and brothers, Albert and Lee Reed.


Dave was a Cannelton High School graduate and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Harry G. Myers American Legion Post #142, Cannelton and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1424.  He retired from Weyerhauser after 35 years. Dave was known for playing Santa Claus at Christmas time for local parades, organizations and family and friends.  He enjoyed bowling, grilling, having company, watching Westerns, spending time at his camp on the river and going to the casino in French Lick.


Survivors include his children, Wendy Vaal (Michael), St. Meinrad, Mendy Lassaline (Erik), Tell City and Dave Reed (Emily), Tobinsport;

a sister, Mary Covetts, Cannelton; grandchildren, Haley Kaufman (Scott), Seth Ward, David Reed, Mackenzie Reed, Makayla Reed, Steven VanWinkle (Kellie) and Jason VanWinkle (Yoshimi) and great granddaughter, Kensley Kaufman and another due in August.


 A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Moose Lodge in Tell City from 6:00-8:00 PM CST.


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Celebration of Life
February 29, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Moose Lodge
23rd street
Tell City, IN 47586

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