WENDELL J. REED
Wendell J. Reed, 90, of Fort Dodge, died unexpectedly October 31, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Tompkins Celebration Center of Friendship Haven with the Rev. Anita Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment and military honors will be held in North Lawn Cemetery. Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are entrusted with arrangements.
Wendell John Reed, the son of Robert and Edna (Nordstrom) Reed, was born February 25, 1923 in Fort Dodge, IA. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High and attended Fort Dodge Junior College and Drury College in Springfield, MO. Wendell was drafted and served in the Army from 1943 – 1945. He was united in marriage to Jane Kurtz and she preceded him in death in 1950. On September 4, 1955 he was married to Joan Featherman. Wendell worked for 40 years with State Farm insurance, retiring in 1986. In retirement Wendell enjoyed volunteering with Citrus County, Florida Mediation Services and received state-wide recognition for his service. The couple lived in Florida until February 2013 when they made their home at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.
Survivors include his wife Joan; his brothers Dr. Jim (Ruth) Reed and Pat (Judy) Reed, all of Fort Dodge; his brothers-in-law Donald (Susan) Featherman of FL and Richard (Alyce) Featherman of PA and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife Jane, his brothers Roland and Carl Reed and his sister Betty Manguson.
Memorials may be left to the charitable discretion of the family.