Robert C. Reed


Robert C. Reed, 90, of Superior, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Superior.

Bob was born in Superior on April 29, 1929 the son of Charles and Ida Reed.

He was a Longshoreman for many years and a member of Local #1037. He loved the Great Lakes and the ships, especially the Stewart J. Cort. He enjoyed going for rides or as they called it, “Bummin,” with his friend John. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Victoria in 2002; brothers, Lester, Fran, and Harvey; sister, Dorothy; and son-in-law, Michael Gunski, Sr.

Bob is survived by his children, Sandra Gunski of Superior, John (Kathy) Reed of Nevada, Patricia Reed of Arizona, Dala (Richard) Fisher of Superior, Michael (Maria) Reed of Arizona, Cherie Stone of Superior, Kym (Michael) Nepper of Superior, Darla (Jim) Woodall of South Range; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way; and his best friend, John Grimstad.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 4:30 until the 6:30 memorial service at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th Street. Gary Banker will officiate. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Grimstad, Ed Coppens, Dana Stone, Mike Nepper and Jim Woodall.

Bob’s family would like to give a special thank you to the 2nd Floor nursing staff at Essentia-St. Mary’s Superior for their wonderful care.

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