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Karl Reed Obituary

Karl Fulmer Reed
Karl Fulmer Reed

July 23, 1921 - January 11, 2018
Born in Erie, PA
Resided in Asheville, North Carolina
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Karl Fulmer Reed, 96, formerly of Hendersonville, NC, Saline, MI and Erie,
PA died on January 11, 2018 in Asheville, NC.

Karl was born in Erie, PA, the son of the late Macdonald S. and Katherine
Fulmer Reed. He graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie in
1939, Mercersburg Academy in 1940 and the University of Michigan
College of Engineering in 1944. Karl met Maxine Hall in a physics class at
Michigan and they were married on July 22, 1944 in Ann Arbor, MI. Karl
worked for the General Electric Company, the Erie Foundry Company and
several other companies and retired from Johnson Controls in 1990. After
his retirement, he and Maxine relocated to Hendersonville, NC where they
resided until they moved to Givens Estates in Asheville in 2005. Karl was a
member of the United Methodist Church of Hendersonville. He was a
member of Rotary International for 62 years including serving as Treasurer
of the Hendersonville Rotary for several years. He was a Mason for more
than 70 years and attained a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a life-long

Karl enjoyed playing bridge and puttering around the garden growing
roses and vegetables.

Karl is survived by his son, Arthur (Suzanne) Reed of Silver Spring, MD and
his daughters Helen (Fred Jennes) Reed of Greeley, CO and Rebecca
(Steve Yalisove) Reed of Ann Arbor, MI. He is also survived by his 4
grandchildren: Alex Jennes of Greeley, CO and Reed, Samara and Malia
Yalisove of Ann Arbor, MI. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70
years, Maxine, and his sisters Isabelle (Tom) Deuring and Patricia Bristor.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates in Asheville.

Interment will take place during summer 2018 in Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Givens Estates Resident
Assistance Fund 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to
Rotary International (

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.




Memorial Service
Pulliam Chapel at Givens Estates
100 Wesley Drive
Asheville, 28803
Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00 AM


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