Avery Lee Reed

Dec. 31, 1966 Dec. 18, 2010

Avery Lee Reed, 43, of Waukesha, was granted his angel wings on Dec. 18, 2010.

His valiant battle with cancer ended at AngelsGrace Hospice of Oconomowoc. He was a lifelong resident of Waukesha County and attended Waukesha North High School.

Avery had a quick smile and quirky sense of humor. He loved his family and friends, and fun. He was proud to be employed by Burton & Mayer Inc. of Menomonee Falls and truly enjoyed working there.

Avery is survived by his loving parents, Avery and Janet Reed of Leesburg, Fla.; his sister, Holly Holmes (James) of Waukesha; his brother, Craig Reed of Forest, Ind.; his sister, April Reed-Bergthold (Dennis) of Davenport, Iowa; his brother, Jeff Reed (Anne) of Waupaca; his uncle, Al Barth (Maria) of Brookfield; as well as many wonderful friends everywhere.

Avery gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life through his illness. He fought hard and never gave up.

His visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, followed by a 6 p.m. service at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha (highways J and JJ, about four blocks south of Interstate 94).

Our family wishes to thank Doctors Antony Ruggeri and Sanjay Singh as well as AngelsGrace Hospice for the compassion and care with which he was given.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to AngelsGrace Hospice.

Church and Chapel, Rudolph-Larsen Bros., 549-0659, is serving the family. For obits, condolences, directions or a memorial tribute slide show, visit the Web at www.churchandchapel.com.

The quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.