Minnie Marie Reid, 95, of Oelwein passed away on Friday December 6, 2013. Visitation will be from 3-6 PM on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM on Monday December 9, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Minnie was born on August 24, 1918 on the family farm northwest of Hazelton in Buchanan County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Julius and Mary (Loeb) Reiter. She was baptized on September 29, 1918 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein and Confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1932.
Minnie was united in marriage to Ross “Pete” Reid on April 11, 1942 in Oelwein. They made their home just northwest of Oelwein and lived their entire lives together there. Minnie enjoyed raising her chickens and gathering eggs. Every year, including this year, Minnie enjoyed her garden with both vegetables and flowers. She canned and shared everything she grew. You could drive by their farm and you would usually find Minnie working in her garden. As much as she loved her garden, she loved her family more; they were a very important part of her life. She was always up for a good card game. Minnie touched many lives and will be dearly missed.
Minnie is survived by her two daughters: LaVonne (Mike) Burke of Oelwein and Delores “Dee” (Don) Meyer of Maynard; five grandchildren: Roger (Laurie) Burke, Jennifer (Todd Lauen) Burke, Shelley (Rich) Sessler, Tammy (Corey) Wilkerson and Troy (Erin) Meyer; five great grandchildren: Haley, Isabelle, Mason, Hannah and Caden. She was preceded in death by her husband Ross “Pete” (7/9/98), her parents Julius and Mary and three brothers: Julius, Raymond and Ed Reiter.