Charles Lee “Tuffy” Reed, 87, of Pendleton, Ind, passed away May 13, 2019.

Charles Reed, Indiana

Charles Reed

He was born May 28, 1931, in Estherville, Iowa, the son of Harold and Evelyn (Olson) Reed. He was one of four sons. His brothers were Jack, Robert, and James. Charlie was known as “Tuffy.”

He attended Manchester High School and graduated from Estherville High School.

He also graduated from Simpson College of Indianola, Iowa, majoring in Education; and Drake University with a Master’s Degree in Education.

Charles served in the US Navy from 1952-1955.

Charlie met Mariel Williams at Simpson College, where they married on May 30, 1959. He was then offered an Elementary Principal position in Stevensville, Michigan. He retired in 1989 from Roosevelt Elementary in Stevensville, Michigan, where he had been the principal. He worked in the Lakeshore School District for 25 years.

Charlie was a big Iowa Hawkeye fan. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Mariel Williams Reed; his children, Jeff Reed and Kelley Reed-Branham; grandchildren, Cody and Casey Branham and Kiara Reed; and brother, Jim. Plans for a celebration of his life will be announced at later date. Arrangements by Indiana Funeral Care.

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