November 13, 1934 ~ January 6, 2014
Bernard “Bernie” Leroy Reel, 79, Shelly, MN, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. He was born on November 13, 1934 to Daniel and Nora Reel in Caledonia, ND.
Bernie served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1961 at Schilling AFB in Salina, KS. For several years he worked as a lineman. Bernie retired from the sugar beet factory.
He is survived by his children, Michael Reel, Chinook, MT; Roxanne (Terry) Townsend, Chinook, MT; Patricia Anderson, McVille, ND; Thomas Reel, Franklin, MN; and Rebecca Reel Jevne, Grand Forks, ND; siblings, Darlene Sumpter, Butte, MT; and Norma Wold, Goodrich, MN; brother-in-law, Vernon Tronnes, Shelly, MN; grandchildren, Tara (Levi) Hofeldt, Josh (Trina) Reel, Annastasia Boeddeker, Jessica Reel, Jake Reel, Daniel Reel; and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 29 years, Mildred A. Otterson Reel; siblings, Daniel, Ethel, Thelma, Deane, Irene Tronnes, Marvin and Kenny Michelson, and Beulah Sheridan; and grandson, Nathaniel Mark Boeddeker.