Gary Reed


Gary Reed, 64, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at his home in Bismarck, ND of natural causes.  A private memorial service will take place at a later date.

Gary was born August 16,1955 in Cando, ND.  He graduated from Cando High School then moved to Bismarck for training as an electrical lineman. Landing a job for Baker Electric Cooperative in Cando for the next several years.  In 1983, Gary moved to Grand Forks and attended University of North Dakota graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering.  After graduation Gary and his daughter moved to Bismarck where he made their home and worked as a Civil Engineer for The State Health Dept., the FAA and most recently Prairie Rose and Supply Inc. to name a few.

Gary was a loving and dedicated father and did an amazing job raising his daughter.  He loved every minute he could spend with his her, never missing any high school activity or function she was involved in.  He was there for her through it all.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time on the river, but most of all his trips to tropical destinations scuba diving with his daughter.  He loved the warm salty air and sand between his toes. Gary was blessed with good friends and had many fond memories filled with laughter and good times.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Lyndsey (Barrett) Ziemer and grandsons, Tucker and Levi of Iron, MN; brother, Ronald (Dorothy) Reed, Cando, ND; sister, Wanda (Al) Klipfel, Bismarck, ND; three nephews and one niece.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ward & Gladys Reed, and one nephew.






I met Gary when he worked with my husband Jeff at the State Dept. of Health. It was wonderful to see the love and dedication he had for his daughter Lindsey. May you find comfort in his being at peace. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Jeff and Marcheta Hauge

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