Gerald A. “Jerry” Reed, age 62 of Chesterton, passed away on Friday,
September 16, 2011 at VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso.
He was born on
February 8, 1949 in Michigan City, to John Reed, who precedes him in death,
and Dolores Edgecomb-Reed, who survives in Michigan City.
Gerald is also
survived by his daughter Rebekah Thompson of Pine, Colorado; sons Joshua
Reed of Valparaiso and Aaron Reed of Chicago and grandchildren Trevor,
Eliana, Samantha, Ethan and Chloe.
are siblings Judith (Larry) Barden of Evart, Michigan, Janet Reed of
Michigan City, Jack (Debbie) Reed of LaPorte, Jeffrey (Susan) Reed of
LaPorte and Joseph (Diane) Reed of Michigan City survive, along with many
nieces and nephews.
Reed was an
operating engineer for NIPSCO and retired in 2007 after 31 years of service.
He was an avid fisherman, bike rider and had a booming sense of humor.
service will be held Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St. Chesterton, Ind.
Burial will take
place at Earhardt-Reed Cemetery, LaPorte County, Indiana.
The family will
receive friends on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 4-8 p.m.
information, please contact White-Love Funeral Home at 219-926-1309.