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Marquis Jr. Reid

Sunday, July 1, 2012
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Monday, July 2, 2012
10:00 AM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Marquis Jr. Reid, of Columbia City, died at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since April.

He was born November 29, 1924 in Richland Township, Whitley County a son of Mark H. and Lena M. (Hoffert) Reid. He attended Larwill High School.

He entered into the United States Army on August 8, 1944 serving in the European Theater. He was honorably discharge on September 30, 1945. He returned to the area.

On December 29, 1944 he married Ruth C. Fosnaugh. They made their home in Richland Township.

A farmer, he also worked at American Tractor / JI Case, Churubusco for 12 years. He then took a job with International Harvester, Fort Wayne where he worked for 21 Ĺ years, retiring in July 1983.

His memberships included Indiana Farm Bureau and American Legion Post 98.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Karen S. Gamble, Palestine Lake, Vickie A. (John) Linton, Pierceton, and Ricky A. (Deborah) Reid, Columbia City; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, and a step-sister, Alice Brumfield, Beaver Dam Lake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Amelia Mather.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill with military honors presented by the Whitley County Korean War Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials are to Donorís choice.


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