King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – William A. Reed, 64, Fort Madison

William “Bill” A. Reed, 64, of Ft. Madison, died Thursday, September 9, 2021.

William “Bill” A. Reed, 64, of Ft. Madison, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center.

   He was born on February 18, 1957 in Ft. Madison to William and Jean Wilmesmeier Reed.  On July 2, 1993 he married Carol Helling Druppel in Ft. Madison and she passed away on June 14, 2020.  Bill was a service technician at Shottenkirk in Ft. Madison for over thirty years.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was currently restoring a car.  Bill was very handy and had a mechanical mind.  Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. 

   Survivors include one daughter, Michelle (Jacob Ball) Reed of Ft. Madison; one son, Joe (Alicia) Druppel of Urbandale, IA; six grandchildren, Adam, Lucas, Ayden & Emma Druppel and Trevin & Adriana Ball; his mother, Jean Gunn of Ft. Madison; two brothers, Tim (Val) Reed of Waverly, IA and Mike Reed of Keokuk; two sisters, Beth (Ken) Campbell of Mt. Pleasant and Teresa (Marvin) Meierotto of St. Paul; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his Father; one brother, Christopher Reed; two sons, Mark & Matt Druppel.

   Friends may call after 2 PM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet friends from 4-6 PM.  Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.   

   A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at

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