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Dennis Michael 'Mike' Reed

Sep 23rd, 1956 - Jan 11th, 2023

Funeral:  11 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home and from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the ceremony on Friday

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


     Dennis Michael “Mike” Reed, age 66, of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2023, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

     He was born September 23, 1956, in Flora, the son of Ivan Eugene and Freda Mae (White) Reed.

     Mike was a 1974 graduate of Flora High School.  He worked at Fedders until their closing, and enrolled in Lakeland College, earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science and Nursing in 2005.  He was a Registered Nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and was nearing his retirement.  Mike was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and collector of baseball cards, sports memorabilia, and comic books.  He had enjoyed bowling and was an accomplished League Bowler, and he liked to work on challenging crossword puzzles.  Mike looked forward to gathering with friends and family—both those he was related to and those he considered his work family.  He will be remembered for his caring and compassionate spirit, and how he discovered countless opportunities to share and find ways to help others. 

     He is survived by his mother: Freda Reed of Flora; a daughter: Pearl (Jamie) Cook of Paris; siblings: Sandy (Jess) Cummings of Katy, Texas, Debbie (Gary) Perry of Flora, Brenda (Bill) Britton of Louisville, Linda (Chuck) Spitzner of Rinard, Scott (Sherrie) Reed of Peoria, and Tony (Krista) Reed of Olney; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and special friends: Polly Gano and Sharon David.

     He was preceded in death by his father: Gene Reed and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Tony Reed officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home and from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the ceremony on Friday.  Memorial donations are suggested to The Haven in Mattoon or Coles County Animal Shelter, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Sharon David

January 15th

Mike, thank you for being my best male friend in my life. You were always so kind, caring, always a good listener, and a shoulder to cry or lean on. I will miss you and we will have that date when I see you one day. To all of his family, thank you for everything. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Russell & Denise Anderson

January 15th

Mike was always a good friend. Prayers for all the family.

Annetta Brooks

January 15th

Dear Debbie and family. So very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in this difficult time of loss.

Rick and Carolyn Perry

January 15th

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Prayers for all the family.

Ruth Spicer

January 15th

Sorry for your loss!

Gerri Sutherland

January 15th

Mike was always a kind, compassionate soul. He will be missed.

Diana Finn

January 15th

Another soul gone to soon! You were a beautiful person and the best RN! RIP Mike!

Angela duckwiler

January 15th

I'm soo sorry to hear this he was a great guy and a wonderful nurse. my heart goes out to his family and friends especially Polly Gano.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 15th

We are so sorry to hear ok Mike's passing. He was always a very kind person. Our prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻

Debra Modlin

January 15th

Anyone who has been fortunate to of known Mike during their life has been blessed because he truly cared about people and was a very compassionate and thoughtful person not just to some but to all during his life. He will be truly missed. So sorry for your loss to all his family and friends.

Brenda and Brian Streif

January 15th

So sorry to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Perry

January 15th

💔 I love you Mike and will miss you like crazy. Will always treasure all our memories over all the years. Will miss seeing and talking and laughing with you big bro.

Bill and Brenda

January 16th

Always loved your quick wit and sense of humor. And especially how you loved doing things to brighten someone else’s day! Love and miss you Mike!


January 15th

I am so sorry for your loss. I won't be able to attend the service but will be thinking of all of you.

Marilyn Fowler

January 16th

Mike was a great person and will be missed. I worked at Fedders with him he was a good group leader . And some of our friends and that included Mike would go out to eat. Then everyone got doing their own thing working different shifts and it was harder to get together. I will miss him.

Alice Robinson

January 16th

I’m so sorry to hear of mikes passing. He was always so good to me during my many visits when we were young.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

January 16th

Sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.


January 16th

One of best work friend since Day1. There’s always laughter and good vibes in your presence. Your generosity and caring attitude is one of a kind. Even after you moved to different department, you still stayed connected(not through social media) and maintained our friendship. It was an honor having you as a friend. Rest In Peace my friend. Condolences to family.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 16th

So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy, prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

David & Connie Birch

January 18th

Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Reed family.

Bob & Debbie Cole

January 20th

We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. We are praying for the family.


January 20th

Dennis You were a good friend to me. I know that people like you come around only once in a lifetime♥️I will miss your jokes and your laughter. I will miss music time at work with your Spotify station because we liked a lot of the same music (except that one Dolly Parton song that drove me and Devon crazy !) You always put an effort into making people feel cared about and loved. You left us too soon my friend! I look forward to seeing you again someday. To your family my dearest condolences in the loss of your light in their lives because I know your work family will miss and think of you for the rest of our lives♥️

Edith Childers Edwards

January 22nd

I have known Mike since I was a small child in 1st grade, as we grew up only a few blocks from each other in Flora. I remember him as being very kind and a compassionate person. He always wanted to help others, therefore, being an RN had to be a perfect occupation for him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family. He will be missed by many.

David Bice

January 23rd

Mike was a good friend growing up until we went our separate ways after high school. I only have good memories of him which is a real testament to his character and spirit. I have enjoyed his Facebook postings the last few years and I am very saddened that I won't get to anymore. My condolences to his family.



Sharon David
Anthony Booth Family
Becky and Rick Williams
Gina Martin
Jim Fry
Mary Anne Pittman
Brenda Bullard
"Class of '74"
Mike & Connie Spitzner
Rick and Sherry Gibbs
Norman Philli[ps
Cindy and Roger Cook
Heather Sparks
Doug and Candy Smith
Tara Race
Dan & Cheri Gill
Jim and Aleta Tackitt
Mike Krutsinger
Rick and Carolyn Perry
Allen & Marsha Lewis
Calvin and Robin Booth
Frank Norma Hargis
Ana Evans
Joetta Connell
Marty & Nancy Thompson
All 70's Reunion
Debbie King Casell
Class of 1972
Nita Mobley
Diana & Greg Rutland
Jan Bryan Peterson
Casey &Debra Eastin
Clara Booth
Devon Beccue
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Gary Lagle
Delberta Bowen
Gerri Sutherland
Ed and Ruth Trowbridge
Steve and Ruby Barnes
Tina Curtis
Don & Ann Stoecklin
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Linda Harrell Judd
Danny Fitzgerald
Angela duckwiler
Nancy weidner
debbie yates
Jim and Linda Grove
Lou & Beth Sulsberger
June Payne
Shannon and Annetta Brooks
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Carolyn Barnes
Charman Dawkins
Hetzel Family
Ray and Linda ( Rodgers ) Cammon
Debra Modlin
Jerry Reed
Mark Dunnigan
Mark &Karen Jones
Greg and Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Walterene pearce
Joe and Jane Gilliland
Gary & Terry Lane
Vince and Linda Salyers/Vandyke
Kathy 'Gertie'Griffith
Carol Tacker
Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier
Eva (Fooie helms) whitely
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Allen Cosner
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Steve and Nancy Mink
charlie sailer
Steve & Diana Sessions
David Eastin & Family
Bruce Cook
Mike and Sharon Gray
Sammie Wickiser
Robert and Janice Weidner
Troy&Kim (Bickley)Welty
Sandy and Jess Cummings
Michelle Baer
Peggy Coble
Edith Childers Edwards


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