John ‘Jack’ Reed


John C. “Jack” Reed, a former longtime resident of Evanston, Ill., died Monday, May 14, at Ellen’s Home in Port Washington, where he had lived the last few years. He was 91.

Mr. Reed was born in Esterville, Iowa, on Feb. 16, 1927, the son of Harold and Evelyn Olson Reed.

He grew up in Manchester, Iowa, where his father managed a wholesale ice cream plant.

At the end of World War II, Mr. Reed was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served two years before returning to Iowa.

He graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1950 with a degree in business. He later received a degree in retail management from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Reed worked for Davidson’s in Des Moines before becoming a manufacture’s representative for the Stan Anderson Co. He and his brother Jim bought the company and created the J&J Reed Co. Mr. Reed loved his job, he family said, and worked until retiring a few years ago from the company his nephews now run.

Mr. Reed was a sports enthusiast who was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Big Ten conference.

Having lived in Evanston, Ill., most of his adult life, he moved to Wisconsin a few years ago to be closer to his brother Jim.

Mr. Reed is survived by his brothers Charles (Mariel) Reed of Pendleton, Ind., and James (Normanda) Reed of Port Washington.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Reed.

No formal funeral services will be held.          

Interment will be in Iowa at a later date.

Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Washington, handled the arrangements.



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