American Veteran 04

Ronald James Reed

December 20, 1942 ~ December 1, 2021 (age 78)


Ronald Reed, age 78 of Wadena, passed away peacefully December 1, 2021, at his home surrounded by love and family.

Ron was born December 20, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN, to Earnest and Martha (Gabler) Reed.

He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, MN. Ron continued his education at the University of MN where he earned his Associate in Arts degree. He also enlisted in the Navy as an AK (Aviation Store Keeper) and was honorably discharged November 30, 1967. Ron also obtained an Automobile Mechanical certificate from Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

He married Clara (Dee) Busker in April 1967 and relocated to Clara’s family farm in Wadena, MN where they took over the Busker’s farm. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, woodworking, working on anything mechanical and welding where he loved sharing his passions with his children and grandchildren. Ron enjoyed so many things, but in the later part of his life he enjoyed the new experience of building smokers with his son Corey. Ron was always willing to help in a time of need and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his sister, Marlene (Don) Frondrick, Corey (Krista) Reed, Carmen (Troy) Barth, Wanda (Dan) Dwyer, Jaime (Steve) Malone and mother-in-law Rose Busker,13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nephews, and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Reed, son Wendell Reed, daughter Teri Reed, father Earnest Reed, and mother Martha Reed.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald James Reed, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Ronald

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wadena

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

 Service Program


December 10, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ Wadena
419 2nd Street NE
Wadena, MN 56482

Graveside Service
December 10, 2021

12:15 PM
Wadena City Cemetery
Franklin Drive & 7th Street SW
Wadena, MN 56482

Video is available for this event

© 2022 Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility