Bernice Marie Reed
Bernice M. Reed, age 96 passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Inter-Faith Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Duluth on November 18, 1922 to Julius and Clotilde (Anraed) Colpaert growing up in Wrenshall. Bernice was united in marriage to Lloyd "Bud" Reed on August 30, 1947 and together they raised four children in Cloquet. She was employed at Diamond Match Company for 25 years. Bernice and Bud spent the winter months in Apache Junction, AZ for 17 years. She loved to bake cakes with lemon filling and was known as the "cake lady".
The Reed family would like to thank the Inter-Faith Care Center staff for their exceptional care knowing she was in loving hands.
Bernice was welcomed into heaven by her parents; husband of 59 years, Lloyd "Bud" Reed; infant brothers, Joseph and Daniel Colpaert; sisters, Rachel Landro, Josie Loisel, Betty Townsley. She will be missed by her children, Janice (Gary) Southerton, Rick (Beth) Reed, Renee (Tom) Sheetz and Joanne (David) Joice; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet with a 10:00 a.m. visitation followed by the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be held in New Calvary Cemetery with a lunch reception held in the Church Parish Hall. Should friends desire, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's Research or Queen of Peace Catholic Church. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.