Beryl H. Reed

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Beryl H. Reed, 94 of Spencer, Iowa, formerly of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home in Spencer, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 13th, at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Deb Mechler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, Iowa with military rites at the graveside by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. and the Cherokee American Legion.  Visitation will be on Monday, June 13th from 10 a.m. until service time at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. The Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Beryl was born on October 8, 1927 to Donald and Carrie (Burch) Reed at Cherokee, Iowa.  He attended Cherokee Schools.  He enlisted in the United States Army.  He was married to Donna Jean Sorensen on June 29, 1952 at Cherokee, Iowa.  Together, Beryl and Donna had two children. 

Beryl worked for the Cherokee Creamery and Dee’s Dairy, Cherokee Schools, and the Cherokee County Courthouse until his retirement on December 31, 1990.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, served as a volunteer fireman on the Cherokee Fire Department for 14 years and a member of the V.F.W. 

In his free time, Beryl enjoyed watching NASCAR, wrestling, and football. He loved handwriting and receiving letters, putting together puzzles, and coloring.  Beryl looked forward to his weekly family get togethers and watching birds outside his window. 

Beryl was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Donna, grandson Cory Reed, one sister Dorraine Murrell, three brothers, one in infancy, Harry Reed, Jim Reed, and Darrel Reed.

He is survived by his two children, Randy (Donna) Reed of Aurelia, Iowa and Joni (Dan) Brehmer of Spencer, Iowa;  7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren