Thyon "Lona" Reed, age 99 of Mankato, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Water's Edge in Mankato.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato with Pastor Jerry David officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.
Visitation will be on Monday morning from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is handling arrangements.
Thyon was born May 20, 1920 in Mankato to August and Anna (Christiansen) Krummel. She grew up and attended school in Mankato. In 1938 she married Lloyd E. Reed in Mankato. They were blessed with 3 daughters, Helen (Paul) Samuelson, Margaret (Robert) Scott and Karen (Dennis) Gruis. Lona was a wonderful mother and housewife. During her working years she worked at Continental Can during WWII. She then was employed at Rindelaub Bakery, Farmer Seed and Nursery for 20 years and later at Sambo's Restaurant as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Lona enjoyed gardening, embroidery, playing cards, baking, bingo, reading, and was an immaculate house keeper. She especially loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Dennis) Gruis of Eagle Lake, Helen (Paul) Samuelson of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Randy, Andrea, Tom, Michelle, Mark; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Camden, Logan, Ethan, Samantha, Amanda; son-in-law, Robert Scott of Mankato; sister-in-law, Joan Krummel of Mankato; by many other relatives and friends.
Lona was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 1981; daughter, Margaret Ann Scott; sisters, Patricia Knaus, Margaret Burt; brother, Harlan Krummel; great-great- grandson, Wesley Scott.
Lona's family would like to Thank Water's Edge, St. Croix Hospice, Dr. Brennan, and the Blue Stone Team for their wonderful care of Mama.
Published on November 14, 2019


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Nov 16, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Thyon "Lona" Reed.  Send flowers
Sue Klaseus
Nov 14, 2019
Beautifully written tribute to you Mama!! You all were blessed to have her in your lives so long. And, she was so blessed to have you all by her side, especially you, Karen. Condolences to you all. Prayers of peace and love.