Garland "Reeder" Reed - 58

5/7/1954 - 6/26/2012
Hillsboro, IL

Garland “Reeder” Reed, 58, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wed., June 27, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro.  Masonic services by Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255 will be held on Sat., June 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.   Visitation will be Sat., June 30, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Reed was born on May 8, 1954 at Terre Haute, IN to the late Harry & (Ms. Scott) Reed.  He was a graduate of Clinton High School and served in the Navy for four years.  He has lived in Hillsboro since 1980 and married Marna Harnack Cross in Hillsboro, IL on February 14, 1982.  She survives in Hillsboro.  Mr. Reed retired from Graham Correctional Center in 2002.  He was a member of Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255 where he was currently serving as chaplain, Bond County Shrine Club, and AINAD Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, IL. He loved playing cards, riding motorcycles and hunting.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two children, Lori (husband Greg) Giffin of Mokena, IL and Mark (wife Bonnie) Norton of New Lenox, IL; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Norton, Ashley Norton, April Norton, Shawn (wife Alicia) Giffin, and Aaron Giffin; and one great grandchild, Joe Giffin

Memorials may be given to Bond County Shrine Club.


Luann McCann Zessin

Rest in peace, Garland. You were taken far too soon. Lost to me this third and final time. You were my first love, you were always in my heart, and always and FOREVER loved. Nothing: not time, not miles, not marriage(yours nor mine), not life nor even your untimely death can or ever will change the way I have always felt about you. Not even seeing you thru your brother, Garth's eyes. I wish I could see what our lives would have been like if we had married, November 22, 1973; and I had gone with you to San Diego. Would we have had my Shannon or your son, Jason first? It would have been a tragedy if Shannon had never been born. Would our daughter, Shana, have been born? Or born first, second, or third??? So many "ifs", so many variables. They make movies about people who chose one path in life and then get a supernatural chance to go back and see what their lives would be like had they taken the one that they had originally planned to take. Would you still be alive, now, had I married you? Would we still be married? Yes, we would!!! Would we have had Shannon, Jason, Shana, and my two sons: Kenny and Luke??? Funny, if Shannon had need a boy, I had the name Jason picked out for her. And she is just 13 days older than your Jason. Would they have been twins??? I love forever, my Garland!!! Yours forever in my heart, Luann

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