Steven Lee Reed

  • Born: August 18, 1947
  • Died: September 18, 2012
  • Location: Sturgis, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

STEVEN LEE REED age 65 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning September 18, 2012 at his home with his family at his side. He was born August 18, 1947 in Three Rivers, Michigan a son of the late Russell and Bonnie (Blank) Reed. Steve was a lifelong resident of the Sturgis and Centreville area and was a graduate of Centreville High School with the class of 1966. On March 7, 1998 he married Melissa Lampe in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steve was a talented welder by trade and retired from Morgan Olson in Sturgis after over 20 years of employment. He also had worked at Leland Manufacturing in White Pigeon for several years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1314 and the Sturgis Toy Run. Steve enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, and gardening and participated in dart leagues. He loved spending time at his cabin in Kalkaska, just walking in the woods and drinking beer with his many friends. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife and best friend, Melissa; one daughter: Charlene (Frank) Sade of Mustang, Oklahoma; one son: Rusty Reed of Sidney, Ohio; four grandchildren: Allen, Traci, Raven and Bradley; one sister: Cathy (Dan) Luttrell of Three Rivers; two brothers: Tim (Melanie) Reed of Sturgis and Jeff Reed of Sheridan, Wyoming; several special nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and he will be missed by his special friend: Jenny. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son: Tracy Reed. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Steve Reed will be held Friday, September 21st beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Eagles Lodge, 1207 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, Michigan. Bill Baily will officiate. Following the service there will be a continued time of fellowship and the sharing of a meal and memories. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses c/o: Melissa Reed, 71087 Miller Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.