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Louis James "Jim" Reed

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Louis “Jim" James Reed, age 86, died at home peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 in West Bend. He was born on March 10, 1933 in Houstonville, KY to John and Bettie (nee Pemberton) Reed. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955. He met and married his first love Patricia (nee Brandt) Reed and together they raised their four children. He was a heavy machine repair person for A.O. Smith and retired in 1994. After retirement he was an entrepreneur in small business. He loved camping, fishing and his favorite pass-time was traveling the United States. He was a great story teller, best grandpa and great-grandpa. He will be greatly missed.

Jim is survived by his children, Carol (Jay) Leasum, Linda Hedrick, David (Robin), Helen (William) Lentz and his partner, Katie Petersen. He is further survived by nine grandchildren Rachel (Joshua) Reed, David (Sandy) Reed Jr., Michelle (Matt) Selsing, Richard Hedrick, James (Jessica) Leasum, Timothy Hedrick, William (Rebekah) Lentz, Brian (Brittany) Lentz and Elizabeth Lentz, two step grandchildren Luke (Lynda) Daley and Sean (Holly) Daley; twenty-five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Patricia, all of his brothers and sisters, parents-in-law George Brandt and Luella Tegge, step-father-in-law William Tegge, son-in-law Glenn Hedrick.

A Memorial Service will be at 3:00PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Luke Love presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 1:00PM until 2:45PM.

Memorials are appreciated to the Washington County Humane Society (3650 State Road 60 Slinger, WI 53086).
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 3:00pm
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Luke Love


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Helen Lentz

Posted at 11:57pm
I remember going out to Nova Scotia with Mom and Dad and eating lobster. It was prepared in the shacks right next to the docks fresh from the ocean. The one we picked fed ALL of us for dinner that evening. It was huge!!!

Helen Lentz

Posted at 11:50pm
I remember having to wash his white A. O. Smith shirts in the wringer washer and then in the regular washer since he got them so dirty while being a supervisor. I remember picking rocks out of the yard in Hubertus nearly every year I lived there. It was the crop that seemed to flourish every year.

Helen Lentz

Posted at 11:31pm
I remember sitting in between my parents on the girl scout trips and feeding my dad candy, snacks and when I got older coffee. We always traveled at night and during the day dad would sleep and the rest of us would sight see or shop. I miss those times. I miss you so much already dad everywhere I look I have memories of you being there.

Elizabeth Lentz

Posted at 10:53am
A picture of him with his dogs. This is from September 2010

Helen Lentz Posted at 11:34pm

Mom and Dad always had a dog. The first dog I remember is Goldie. Summer(white),and Max(Grey) are pictured above.

Brittany Lentz

Posted at 11:27pm
He was a wonderful great grandpa. Here is a picture of him and Brielle during Christmas in July 2016!

Helen Lentz Posted at 11:40pm

He loved us all and worried about us constantly, from the oldest of his own to the youngest great grand child. I fact he bought a stuffed penguin for his newest great grand child Liam on the day he died.

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