Don L. Reed

March 4, 2013

Don L. Reed 75, of Frankfort, IN, died at 3:42 a.m. March 4, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born September 21, 1937 in Michigantown, IN to Raymond & Bessie (Painter) Reed. He married Patricia A. (Shelton) Forsythe on May 3, 1968 and she survives. Mr. Reed attended school in Michigantown. He worked at Wilson Meat Packing in Logansport for 14 years and Bell Machine Shop in Frankfort for 8 years. Don enjoyed fishing, was an avid card player and loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the City of Frankfort Lagoons, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Patricia A. Reed of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Linda (George) Large of Frankfort and Mary Ann (Jim) Scott of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Ron (Beth) Forsythe of Lebanon and Donnie (Maggie) Reed of Frankfort, 3 Sisters: Betty Kingery of TN, Catherine Stinson of WV and Nancy (Eddie) Clark of TN, 2 Brothers: Robert Reed of TN and Benny Joe Reed of OK, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond ‘Sonny’ and Richard Reed.


11 Condolences for “Don L. Reed”

  1. Cindy Reeder March 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Dear Patricia and family,
    We were sorry to hear of the loss of Don. Please know that all of your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s love comfort you at this difficult time.
    Cindy & Ora Reeder

  2. Margaret (Maggie) Reed March 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    To my family,
    I will miss this ornery ole guy, I’d gotten used to my frequent calls, him calling and checking up on me, wanting to know if I was ok, yet him being so sick, he called me pretty girl, or lady, or oh no its her again, he could sure make me laugh. His concern for “{his} boy, Donnie LeeLee was never ending, I’ll never forget the first time Donnie heard him tell him he loved him, the tears it brought to Donnie’s eyes, the joy he felt, his love for fishing and trying to do for others was never ending, he loved going getting eggs for every one, always looked forward to the family stopping by any time, and playing cards, Don, you were loved and we will sure miss ya!!!

  3. Don & Rose Peterson March 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Pat you have our heartfelt sympathy and want you to know that we are praying for your family. If you need anything just let us know. We will be home the 16th. God knows your heart and will comfort you. Just know that He cares. Love you girl. Rose and Don

  4. Robert (Randy) Reed March 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I am sadden to lose such a close and great uncle, friend, and card player. Uncle Don made me laugh every time we spoke. We would call each other and claim we we were the police, FBI and were looking for Don Reed, he would say they were looking for me. It got several diffident laughs. I also liked bringing him his New York cheese and ring bologna in which he told me he didn’t share. He was so full of life and humor. He could talk to anyone about everything, he was a very bright man. I will miss my uncle Don, my friend, my uncle. I give my sympathy to his wife, son, daughters, brothers, sisters and the rest of the family. We all will miss uncle Don’s smile and humor.

  5. Darla Large March 6, 2013 at 3:04 am

    So sorry to all of you for your loss of a husband, father, brother, cousin and friend. You are all in my prayers, Love an God Bless You All!!

  6. Trace McGarey March 6, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Sweet Pat…

    I’m sorry to hear of Don’s passing and sorry I cannot make it home for the service. Blessings on your family today…

  7. Janet Gray March 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Pat, Sorry to hear the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your and your family.

  8. Janis Kight March 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Mary Ann, So sorry for your loss. No matter what, it is hard to lose a parent. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
    Janis Kight, Evelyn Emery, Colleen Young.

  9. Debbie Baker March 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    We are very sorry for the loss of Mr. Don Reed. May God wrap his loving arms around each family member.

  10. C. Patterson March 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Ms. Reed, I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. You were a very devoted wife and caregiver. My monthly visits to drop off the magazines you liked to read helped me to see that very clearly. On our last visit I asked about your broken ankle but you brushed it off as nothing instead being more concerned about your husband. My you find comfort from the loving concern and deep sympathy of family and friends. Psalm 34:18 tells us that God is near to those broken at heart. May you experience his loving comfort during this time and may the cherished memories of your husband bring comfort to you and your family.

  11. Blake Scott March 26, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I Miss You Grandpa!

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