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Michael “Mike” Reid, age 73

Posted: Monday, Oct 7th, 2013

Michael “Mike” Reid, age 73 of Sioux Falls, died August 26, 2013 at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Mike was born Oct. 21, 1939 in Seattle, WA to C.E. “Mickey” and Mary (Johnson) Reid. He spent his early childhood in Ketchikan, AK while Mickey served in WWII. He was raised in various cities and US Army posts throughout the world. He graduated from high school in Petersburg, VA in 1958 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA in 1963. He was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets which led to his commission into the U.S. Army where he served in the Military Intelligence Corps. He served in Korea, Vietnam and Germany in addition to several posts throughout the U.S. Mike married Lynda Lake Reese March 20, 1964.

Following his discharge from the Army in 1979, Mike completed his education by achieving a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kansas State Univ. in 1980. Mike began his second career as an Industrial Hygienist at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls. He married Betty (Sunderman) Lacey in Roseburg, OR on Dec. 31, 1994. Mike and Betty lived in Roseburg, OR and Shreveport, LA. Following Mike’s retirement in 1998 they moved to Sioux Falls to enjoy their grandchildren and extended family. Mike was an active volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Master Gardeners and Habitat for Humanity.

Mike is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Donna (Kirk) Crawford Lomita, CA; step children: Matthew (Melissa) Lacey, Flandreau; W. Greg (Wendy) Lacey, Brandon, SD and Sarah (Jon) Gustad of Canton, SD; brothers: John (Susan) Reid, Camdenton, MO and James Reid (Jeanne Leffingwell), Moscow, ID; 11 grandchildren and his former wife, Lynda Reese Reid of Manhattan, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 30 at Calvary Episcopal Cathedral, Sioux Falls.

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