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Louis Reeves

December 22, 1926 — September 3, 2014

Louis C. Reeves, 87, of Aledo, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Brookstone in Aledo. Cremation has been accorded. A private immediate family memorial service will be at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Additional services will be in Waterloo, Iowa at a later date. Memorials may be left to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and online condolences can be made at

Louis was born December 22, 1926 in Salem, Arkansas to Lewis and Olive Conrad Reeves. He attended the Dinsdale Schools in Traer, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy having served in WWII. He married Helen M. Johannsen December 26, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa.

He was employed at the Waterloo Courier as a pressman and foreman, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Elks Club and the Byrnes Park Golf Club, where he became an avid golfer. He enjoyed fast-pitch softball and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of Moline; twins, Brenda (Mike) Mack of Sherrard and Brad (Lori) Reeves of Benton Harbor, Michigan; 2 grandchildren, Jason (Nelly) Reeves of Franklin, Tennessee and Jessie (Jon) Gilmore of Grand Prairie, Texas; one great granddaughter, Josie Rose Gilmore; four sisters, Georgia Eibey and Jean (Leonard) Randall, all of Waterloo, Iowa; Pearl McKinley and Rosie Swanson, both of Traer, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

His parents, six sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

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