Thomas Reeder Obituary

Thomas N. Reeder, Sr.

29 March 1938 – 10 February 2022

Pastor Thomas N. Reeder, Sr., age 83, of Terre Du Lac, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022. He was born on Tuesday, March 29, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Eugene and Marie Barbara (Everth) Reeder and a sister Barbara Stauss.

Pastor Reeder was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and served his country in the United States Navy. He was baptized into Christ and confirmed in the Christian faith. In his ministry, he served six congregations, in Texas and Missouri. He also served the Lord Jesus Christ in various capacities within the church.

Pastor Reeder is survived by his loving wife Joan Elaine (Werner) Reeder; daughter, Dawn Reeder; sons, Tom Reeder and wife Mei, Steven Reeder and wife Michele; niece, Patricia Lopez; nephews, Tom and Frank Stauss.

Visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 121 W. Kelley St. in De Soto, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Henrickson officiating. Friends are welcome to gather on the C.Z. Boyer parking lot in Bonne Terre to go in procession at 10:15 a.m.

Pastor Reeder will be laid to rest the following day at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. Friends again are welcome to gather on the C.Z. Boyer parking lot in Bonne Terre at 10:15 a.m. to go in procession. Memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church. View obituary and share condolences online at

“Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your master.”  

Matthew 25:21

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