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Dr. Andrew I. Reed 1884-1962


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/1/2012 at 23:12:34

Services for Dr. A.I. Reed on Saturday
Dr. A.I. Reed, 77, well-known Estherville physician since 1928 died yesterday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack two months ago. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dr. Reed had specialized in the eye, ear, nose and throat field of medicine, but held an M.D. degree, an R.N. degree, and a pharmacist’s degree.

Semi-retired for the past few years, Dr. Reed and his wife spent most of the summer each year at their cottage in northern Minnesota, where he enjoyed fishing and the out of doors. He was a past member of the Estherville Golf and Country Club, playing the game so long as his health and time permitted.

Dr. Reed was greatly interested in servicemen and cared for families of many, often refusing to accept payment during World War II.

Born Aug. 4, 1884 at Swan in Warren County, he was the son of William and Jane Reed. He received his elementary and high school education there. He was graduated from the College of Medicine at Keokuk in 1908 and that year began practicing in Beaver, Iowa. Dr. Reed also studied at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

He left there three years later to establish a practice in Grand Junction where he continued to live for 18 years. In 1928 Dr. and Mrs. Reed and family moved to Estherville. It was shortly after moving here that he studied in Chicago in the eye, ear, nose and throat field.

Here in Estherville, Dr. Reed had his office above the Rexal Drug Store for many years, later moving to Park View Clinic.

He was married June 26, 1909 to Louella Kirkendoll and they became the parents of three sons, W.L. and Russell Reed, both of Estherville, Robert Reed, Aberdeen, S.D., and one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Potter, Graettinger.

Surviving Dr. Reed in addition to his three sons, his daughter and his widow, are 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, B.P.O.E., Rotary Club, WWI Veterans and the American Red Cross.

Funeral services for Dr. Reed are to be Saturday with a 10:30 a.m. service at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home after which the body will be taken to First Methodist Church to lie in state until the 2 p.m. service which the Rev. William R. Noland will conduct. Burial will be in East Side cemetery, where there will be Masonic graveside rites.

Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman from Thursday evening until Saturday noon. A memorial fund has been established by the family of Dr. Reed. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 11, 1962)


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