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 LaVerne Richard “Vern” Reed

LaVerne Richard “Vern” Reed

Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Death 18 Jan 2017 (aged 74)
Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, USA
Burial Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 175489969 · View Source
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LaVerne, 74, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Vern was the son of Elmo Elwood and Cleora Mary (Shinevar) Reed.

He attended Grand Ledge high school, where he met Judy Ann Priesman. The two married on August 21, 1965 and settled in Charlotte to start their family. Vern worked over 31 years for General Motors, retiring as a Union Representative for UAW Local 602. He enjoyed his time in the outdoors, especially camping and playing golf, and was proud of his family Ojibwa heritage.

Vern enjoyed woodworking and home life with Judy. Above all, he cherished time spent with his grandchildren. He will be missed as a loving husband, father, and grandpa.

Vern is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy; son, Orlan (JoAnn) Reed of Charlotte; daughter, Lucinda (Aaron Nowland) Reed of Lansing; grandchildren, Dr. Blake Reed, Steffanie (Jeff) Hale, Jenna Reed, and Maverick (Kirsten) Reed, Tristan Reed/Morrison, all of Charlotte, and Jocelyn and Kara Nowland, Erin Rose, and Cierra Burcham, all of Lansing; great-grandson, Ivan David Reed; sister, Katherine (Rudy) Utter; brother, Lloyd (Judy) Reed; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Loren, Ron, Robert, Bill and Jim Reed and Rose Burton Enness.

A private graveside service was held at West Carmel Cemetery with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating.

A memorial service at West Carmel was held at the Congregational Church on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.

Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.




  • Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175489969
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LaVerne Richard “Vern” Reed (10 Aug 1942–18 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175489969, citing West Carmel Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Theron & Helen Smith (contributor 46935364) .