Robert George "Bob" Reid was born September 14, 1925, in Omaha, Ne., to George
Dewey and Albina Holik Reid. He was an only child. He attended school in Omaha
and entered the military December, 1943. He served in the South Philippines
during World War II and was awarded the American Theatre of Operations Service
Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation
Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.
He was honorably discharged on April 17, 1946.
After his discharge, Bob went to work for Storz Brewery Co, in the advertising
department. He later opened a distributorship for Storz in Creston.
In 1950, Bob was united in marriage to Frances Anne Kleckner. To this union 2
daughters were born; Mary Frances Reid Baker and Robin Raye Reid Allar, On his
birthday, September 14, 1967, Bob married Flossie Kleckner Calvin and they
made their home in Clearfield where he lived until his death.
During his life in Clearfield, Bob worked for Bailey Seed Co. and then
Longfellow Drilling Company. After an on the job injury and a bout with
cancer, Bob retired from Longfellow Drilling in early 1980.
Bob was a member of Woodside Post #97, American Legion in Clearfield V.F.W.
Post in Bedford, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and wife Flossie. Left to mourn are
his daughters Mary and husband Jerry Baker of Clearfield, Ia. and Robin and
her husband David Allar of Tilton, New Hampshire and grandchildren Calib and
Ethan Baker and Heather and Nicholas Allar, many other relatives and lifelong
Bob passed away June 9, 1996, and services for him were held at the United
Methodist Church in Clearfield on Thursday, June 13, 1996, at 10:30 am. with
Rev. Alan Rusk officiating.
Music was provided by Marlene Longfellow and Deb Briggs.
Pallbearers were Jim Butler, Steve Page, Alan Larsen, Richard Longfellow,
George Bailey, Jr. and Dick Brammer.
Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Larsen, Bill Stuart, JB Routh, George Bailey,
Sr., Ivan Longfellow and Alvin Barker.
There was Military Graveside Rites by Woodside Post #97 American Legion.
Bob was laid to rest at the Bethel Cemetery in Diagonal, Iowa, with
Wilson-Watson Funeral Home.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014