Evelyn Mae (Schroeder) Reid, 79, died peacefully on June 7th, 2020 surrounded by her family. Born to William and Wilhelmina Schroeder on October 2nd, 1940 in rural Lancaster County, she graduated from University High School in Lincoln in 1958. She married John E. Reid VI in 1961 and they had three daughters: Linda, Rhonda, and Jodi. She was diagnosed in 2015 with cancer and spent the following years in a valiant battle to waylay the disease so she could spend as much time as possible with her family.
Evelyn was a homemaker and daycare provider, an estimator for 30 years at Jacob North Printing Company and after retirement, she enjoyed working at Kohl’s, playing cards, and attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events when she could.
Survivors cherishing Evelyn’s memory include her daughters, Linda (Greg) Henderson, Rhonda (Randy) Page, Jodi (Loren) Johnson; Grandchildren, Amber (Harrison) Helms, Brittany (Michael) Dabney, Ryan (Corlyn) Blythe, Rodger Page, Rhett Page & Ashleigh Fosbinder, Rachel Page & Gabe Van Engen, Reagan Johnson, Nicole (Trey) Stickler; Great Grandchildren, Collin & Roslyn Blythe; Sister, Ann (Larry) Lawton, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many extended relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents.
Evelyn established two funds at the Lincoln Community Foundation, one to support Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in perpetuity. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to LCF at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508 or directly to Zion Lutheran Church.
Private family services will be held on June 11th, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2244 NW 126th Street, Lincoln, NE. Public graveside services will follow at 10:00 AM at Zion Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone is asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln are handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com.
A message from Evelyn’s family: We would like to thank all of you for your caring throughout Evelyn’s illness and since her passing. Your kind words and thoughtfulness gave her strength through her fight and was a comfort to us as well. The outreach of support so many of you have extended meant more than words can say.
Sincerely, The Reid Family