If there was ever a couple dedicated to the lake it was Jack and Ruth. They had the courage to take on the City and bravely fought to keep Shaver's a lake. We are very saddened by the news of their passing. Kitty and Keith have some big shoes to fill as they finish some renovation of the house.
Jack & Ruth Reed
Ruth Reed (Sweetland), Ruth Isabelle Was born June 24, 1934 to Earnest and Buelah Sweetland in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Died March 31, 2020 of natural causes. Preceded in death by parents Ernie and Beulah, husband John (Jack), siblings Barbara and Jerry. Survived by children Debra (Scott), Keith (Kitty), Ron (Judy) and Nancy, grandchildren Tomas, Sam, Celeste, Nora, Clara, Dustin, Travis and Wil, and great- grandchildren Elizabeth, Charlotte and Yare. Ruth and Jack married in 1955, and both attended Wayne State University. Ruth graduated with an RN degree and worked as a public health nurse and supported Jack while he completed his MD degree. They started a family and lived in numerous different states while Jack pursued his career in medicine. Once their children had grown and left home, Ruth went back to school and earned a Degree in Home Economics, then worked for Red Cross in elder care and home health care, followed by Director of Nursing Education and Home Health Care for Northridge Care Centers. She and Jack enjoyed spending time in northern Minnesota, Arizona and New Mexico, watching wildlife, reading books, and socializing with the "Craft Group" of friends. Ruth was very open minded and accepted people for who they were, despite their appearances. Memorials can be sent to The Raptor Center at the University of MN.
Published on May 3, 2020
John "Jack" Herbert Reed Jr., MD PhD Born May 20, 1931, in Monroe Michigan. Preceded in death by his parents John and Viola (Brown) his sister Marianne Kiess and husband Robert Kiess. Survived by wife Ruth and sister Janice (Joe) Cook and by kids Debra (Scott), Keith (Kitty), Ron (Judy), Nancy (Mike), and grandkids Travis, Dustin (Heather), Nora, Clara, Tomas (Jen), Sam and Celeste and great-grandkids Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Yaretzi. Graduated Wayne State University Medical School. Served in US Army and worked for NASA Project Mercury in Houston Texas. Doctoral degree at Mayo Clinic in Cardiovascular Physiology, post-doc in Salt Lake City UT. Involved in critical care heart monitoring including heart catheterization. Director of Research at Medtronics. U of M to finish clinical cardiology training and worked at Abbott Northwestern and St Francis Hospitals. Interests include flying small planes, painting, computers and traveling with his relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.
Published on July 15, 2018