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Max E. Reed

Posted: Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2013

BYRON óMax E. Reed, Sr., 93, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Prairie View Assisted Living of Winnebago. He was born October 6, 1919 in Polo, the son of Arthur and Mamie Linton Reed. He married Vivienne R. Zigler on Dec. 14, 1938 in Clinton, IA; she died in 1994.

Max entered the Army on Dec. 7, 1943 and fought at the Battle of the Bulge where he was captured and became a POW for 6 months unt the end of WWII. He was a member of the VFW and the Belvidere Moose Lodge.

Max retired from Borg-Warner after working there for 47 years. He loved animals, music, dancing, and bowling.

Survivors include his son, Dan (Carol) Reed of Byron; daughter-in-law, Margaret Reed of Byron; grandchildren, Teresa Seebruck, Tina (Randy) Rundle, Mila Reed, Devin Reed, Kristen Huffman, and Nicole Kibble; and great grandchildren, Amber Seebruck, Dalton Seebruck, Seth Reed, and Carter Kibble.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Judy, sons, Bobby, Johnny, Terry, and Max, Jr., and 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron with Pastor Bob Theroux officiating. Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Badger Honor Flight.

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