James Reed

James Matthew Reed, age 42, of Waukon, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away March 21, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Services are being planned for a later date.

James was born February 20, 1979 to Jim and Rebecca (Briggs) Reed. He moved to Waukon in July 2020. James was a loving brother and friend to all who knew him well. He loved the outdoors, bonfires, camping and fishing. He was truly a great mentor to all his friends and to many others who hold him dear.

James was the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back or his last dollar if you needed something. He was always there to lend a helping hand when needed and always wore his heart on his sleeve. He made friends with everyone he encountered. He was also a big fan of the Detroit Lions football team.

James was preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Brenda Reed. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Rebecca Reed of Waukon; his sister, Amy Reed, and his nephew and niece, Johnny R. Goreham and Evelyn R. Seng, all from Waukon; his former partner, Jillian (Nathan) Murray of Granger, IN, along with two daughters, Nadia Reed and Natalie Reed; and his former wife, Jessica Fox, and two daughters, Jennifer R. Reed and Jasmine Reed, from Mishawaka, IN.

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