Obituary — Lillian Ruth “Lil” Reed

Lillian Reed - May2015

LINCOLN — Lillian Ruth “Lil” Reed, 91, Lincoln, formerly of Randolph, died May 3, 2015, at Legacy Terrace, Lincoln.

Visitation was May 8 at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.

Funeral services were May 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph, with Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon officiating.

Interment was at Randolph Cemetery, Randolph.

Pallbearers were Jared Reed, Jordan Reed, Scott Tramp, Jesse Walz, Jennifer Bratrsovsky and Sarah Jo Reed.

Honorary pallbearers were Virgil Schultze, Larry Tramp, Gail Van Slyke, Tony Walz, Stephanie Reed, Judy Reed and Rick Alderson.

Lil was born April 1, 1924, at Carroll, to Alexander and Anna Marie (Wacker) Stamm, Sr. She attended Central High School, Sioux City, Iowa, and graduated from Randolph High School in 1941. Lillian married Jack R. Reed Aug. 4, 1943, at a Lutheran church in South Sioux City, and for a time she worked at Sioux City Optical. In 1944, she moved to California to live until Jack was discharged from the military.

The couple returned to Randolph, where they owned and operated the Highway Diner. In 1947, they moved to a farm near Randolph where they milked cows and raised livestock until they left the farm in 1971. Lil worked at Caseys Music, Laurel, and later at Dittman’s and Mert’s Meat Market, Randolph. The couple opened Daddy Jack’s Bar, Randolph, in 1972 and operated until they sold it in 1997. Lil lived in Randolph until 2013 when she moved to Lincoln.

Lil enjoyed golfing, planting her flower garden, bowling, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid supporter and number one fan of “Lil’s Ladies” slow pitch softball team. She was a past member of Eastern Star Randolph Chapter.

Lillian is survived by her five children and spouses, Claudia and Virgil Schultze, Plainview; Michele and Larry Tramp, Lincoln; Connie and Gail Van Slyke, Eagle; Bette and Tony Walz, Randolph; and Mike and Stephanie Reed, Lincoln; one daughter-in-law, Judy Reed, Randolph; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Sedlacek, Yankton, S.D.; Adeline Thompson, Schuyler; Marjorie and husband, Frank Spatz, San Clemente, Calif.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Jack; son, Jack Gregory; granddaughter, Janelle Klassen; two brothers; and two sisters.