Obituary for Wanda M. Reed

Wanda Reed, 86, of Atlantic, formerly of Wiota, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Atlantic Specialty Care.

Wanda Mae was born at her parent’s home on May 26, 1932, in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, the daughter of Herbert William and Ethel May (Begley) Thomlinson. She was baptized at the First Lutheran Church, south of Wiota. Wanda attended Atlantic Community Schools and went to work at an early age for Enockson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Atlantic for several years.

On May 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Harold Reed at her parent’s home in Atlantic. The couple was blessed with three children, Denny, Ron and Donna. Wanda’s priority was raising her family; she stayed home to care for the children and the household. In 1949, they made their home in Wiota, Iowa, where they resided until moving to Atlantic in 2002.

Wanda was a member of First Lutheran Church, south of Wiota. She loved playing cards; pitch, pinochle, and canasta being her favorites. Lloyd and Wanda took great pride in their home; always meticulous inside and out. Wanda treasured time spent with family; especially her grandchildren and their families. When the family was together there was no doubt that Wanda had a camera in her hand capturing the special moments.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 69 years, Lloyd; children, Denny Reed and his wife, Sherri of Des Moines, Ron Reed and his partner, Chuck Downs of Tucson, AZ, and Donna Watson and her special friend, Denny Hall of Indianola; grandchildren, Shane Reed and his wife, Tammy of Urbandale, Mike Reed and his wife, Jamaica of Adair, Lisa Munsey and special friend, Matt Alexander of Ida Grove, Jennifer Yerton and her husband, Mike of Cookson, OK, Shaun Watson and his wife, Jeanette of Ankeny, Brad Harris of Colorado Springs, CO; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Kathryn Clark of Redding, CA, and David Wilkins and his wife, Georgia of Truckee, CA; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Howard Reed of Council Bluffs, Benita Rasmussen of Atlantic, Marlene Andersen of Atlantic, and Norma Reed of Atlantic; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ethel Thomlinson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frank and Cecile (Mailander) Reed; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rex Clark, Lucille (Dick) Reed, Russell Rasmussen, Ralph Andersen, Duane Reed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at the First Lutheran Church, south of Wiota, with Pastor Mike Bodkins officiating. Following the service, the family invites you to join them for a time of visitation and lunch in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, south of Wiota.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Wanda’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Wanda Reed

May 26, 1932 - El Dorado Springs, Missouri

June 14, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 86 years and 19 days

4:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018
First Lutheran Church - Wiota, Iowa

Pastor Mike Bodkins

Jan Steffen

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Belva Kloppenberg
Benita Rasmussen
Marlene Andersen

The family invites you to join them immediately
following the service in the church fellowship hall
for a time of visitation and lunch.

Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.

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