In Memory of Dorothy Rose Reed

Dorothy Rose Reed
Dorothy Rose Reed
Born: April 12, 1922
Died: June 19, 2014
Age: 92
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Dorothy Rose Reed
April 12, 1922 - June 19, 2014
From: Ida Grove , IA

Dorothy R. Reed, age 92, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Reverend Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Burial will follow in Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to


Dorothy Rose Reed was born on April 12, 1922, one of ten children born to John and Anna Nelson. Dorothy was confirmed in the Lutheran Church on January 1, 1947 and was re-baptized in her faith in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa on August 9, 1987.

Dorothy married Earl Reed, Jr. on March 2, 1960 in Sioux City. The couple made their home in Sioux City, Iowa before relocating to Ida Grove, Iowa. Dorothy and Earl were granted guardianship of their niece Sharon when she was 15 years old.  Dorothy enjoyed helping Sharon with her many 4-H activities, and teaching her to become the women she is today.

Dorothy’s home was always open, with a pot of coffee and a sweet treat waiting for her friends and family. She enjoyed going downtown Ida Grove to Albrecht’s Pharmacy for a cup of coffee, a donut and a good afternoon visiting with her friends.

She also enjoyed word puzzles, socializing with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors.

Dorothy is survived by her niece, Sharon (Reed) Buckler (Kenneth) of Spanaway, WA; step daughter, Delores;  special friend, Frank Collins of Ida Grove, IA; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Reed, Jr.; and 9 brothers & sisters.


10:30 a.m., Monday
June 23, 2014
Christensen-Van Houten
Fuenral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Richard A. Salcido


Kevin Howell
Christopher Reed
Shaun Monroy
Andrew Howell


9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
June 23, 2014
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Recorded Selections
"How Great Thou Art"
"Just As I Am"
"The Old Rugged Cross"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa