Edward “Dan” Reeder
July 27, 1927 – July 20, 2019
We learned many valuable lessons from Dan Reeder during his 92 years, among them: being on time means showing up early; volunteering to serve your country in the United States Navy at age 18; putting clients before yourself and brokering win-win real estate deals between Seller and Buyer your whole career; providing unbridled love and devotion to your spouse for 70 years; mentor your children, their friends, your grandchildren, the neighborhood youth almost entirely by your actions; avoiding gossip and finding something positive to say about everybody (it is always important to say something heartfelt).
Faithful servant of Our Lord, husband, father, grandfather “Papa”, brother, and friend – you leave a life testimony and freely gave of a grand love we stand in deepest reverence of aspiring to live up to.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Rosemary Reeder; his sisters: Lorraine, Bette, and Sally. Surviving family members include his forever love/wife of 70 years, Virginia; his sons, Dan Reeder (Janelle) of Omaha; Steve Reeder (Brenda) of Arnolds Park, Iowa; daughter, Mari Reeder Rensch (Jeff) of Omaha; ten grandchildren: Tyson, Ali, Conner, Kyle, Emily Rose, Gage, Quinn, Anna, Miranda and Micah; three brothers: Ted, Lance and Bernie; two sisters, Maryanne and Susanne; numerous nieces and nephews.
VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, August 1, 2019, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. with VISITATION from 5pm to 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, August 2nd at 10:00 am, Mary Our Queen Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military honors by US Navy Honor Guard and Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep, Marian High School, Boys Town, or Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.