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Charles Henry Reed

September 8, 1937 — May 7, 2024


Charles Henry Reed, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, was called to his heavenly home on May 7, 2024. He was 86 years young.

Charles was born September 8, 1937, son of Henry Joseph and Laura Mae (Clark) Reed, Town of Mosinee, Marathon County, Wisconsin. He went to a one-room school, and graduated from Marathon High School in 1956. He married Esther M. Beese in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Wausau on July 4, 1959 and they've been together for 64+ years. He farmed until 1973, then worked at Wausau Homes and WH Transportation until 2007. Together, Charles and Esther had two children: Daniel J. and Laura M. Reed. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed gardening and yard work, picture puzzles, word searches and bird watching.

Charles is survived by his wife Esther; son Daniel; daughter Laura; sisters Anna, Florence and Martha; brother Edward; step granddaughter Nicole; cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, and granddaughter Amanda.

Private services will be held. He will be laid to rest in Mechanic's Ridge Cemetery.


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