Kevin Reed Obituary

Kevin Douglas Reed
Kevin D. Reed
Kevin Douglas Reed

November 28, 1959 - March 15, 2010
Born in Iowa City, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kevin Douglas Reed, 50, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at his home on Monday, March 15, 2010 in Des Moines. In agreement with Kevin's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The family will greet friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. A memorial service celebrating Kevin's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, at the Dallas Center – Grimes High School Gymnasium, in Grimes. Private committal services will take place at a later date.

Kevin was born in Iowa City, Iowa, November 28, 1959, to Joe D. and Gloria (Grose) Reed. He graduated from LeMars Community School where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa, in 1982. He began his teaching career in Goldfield, Iowa, where he also coached volleyball and basketball for 3 years. He then moved to the Des Moines area in 1985 and joined the Dallas Center-Grimes faculty as a social studies teacher. While at DC-G, he coached girls' basketball, volleyball, and golf. He was an assistant girls' basketball coach most recently at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines for four years, during which time they were crowned state champions. He was also a coach for several years for the Iowa Stars, a 12 and Under Baseball All Star team that competed in the National Baseball Congress World Series.

His children were an important part of his life and he enjoyed following their activities whether it be academics, music, or sports. Kevin will always be remembered as being a passionate teacher who made history come alive in his classroom. Regardless of his students' interest in learning about history, he made it appealing to them. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, New York Yankees, Jimmy Buffet, and Neil Diamond.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Dana; his children, Keegan and Kileigh; mother, Gloria (Grose) Reed of Florence, AZ; sister, Kellie and her husband, Travis Groft and their two children, Wally and Lucy of Lincoln, NE; step children, Megan and Dave Woolworth; and a host of many other loving family members and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his father, Joe D. Reed; and paternal and maternal grandparents.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to: American Cancer Society, Mercy Hospice, or to Dallas Center-Grimes Schools.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, March 20, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dallas Center Grimes High School Gymnasium
3353-240th Street
Grimes, IA US 50111
Sunday, March 21, 2010
3:00 PM


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131