Jon B. Reed, 57, former Humboldt Chief of Police, passed away March 18, 2012 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 22 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Walden Paige officiating. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery, Peterson.
Jon is survived by his wife, Gayle of Humboldt; sons, Brian (Amanda) Reed and Matthew Reed both of Rochester, Minn.; and a grandson due this month. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Jo (Mike) Olthoff of Storm Lake; his brother, Doug (Dianna) Reed of Peterson; several nieces and nephews; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glen and Marjory Thompson of Fort Dodge. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Reed; his father, Byron Reed; and his stepmother, Bonnie Reed.
Jon Brian Reed was born Jan. 9, 1955 at Davenport. In November of 1958, Jon was adopted by Byron and Marjorie (Rehnstrom) Reed and made him home with his permanent family on a farm near Peterson. Jon received his education in the Sioux Valley School District and graduated from Linn Grove High School in 1973. Jon graduated from Iowa State University in 1977 with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. He then spent the next 10 years as an officer for the Spirit Lake Police Department. In 1987, Jon accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of Humboldt.
Jon was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, the Humboldt Model A Club, the National Rifle Association, and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed Model A Fords, Model Railroading, and Wood Working.