Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Michael J. Reed

February 27, 1958September 26, 2019

Michael J. Reed, 61, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 27, 1958 in Fort Wayne to the late Jack and Martha Jeanne (Fogle) Reed. Michael was a graduate of Wayne High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. Surviving are his wife, Julie; children, Rachel (Jeremy), Matthew (Lauren), Joshua (Stacy), Rebekah (Noah), Seth (Allie), and Luke (Bama); grandchildren, Joshua, Noah, Alexander, and Caroline; brothers, Steve (Julie) and Rick (Helen); and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Michael will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. At Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turnstone Center. To leave condolences for the Reed family, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com.


  • Turnstone Center


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Michael J. Reed

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Sandi & Morrill Moorehead

October 22, 2019

Sending heartfelt sympathies to Julie and family. We are so very saddened by the loss of Mike. Miss texting back and forth as we did nearly every day with the editing. Loved and appreciated his delight and advice with our grandkids’ athletic ventures. Please know our love and prayers are with you as we share in your sorrow.

Tom Hall

October 1, 2019

Steve, Rick and family, my condolences on hearing of Mikes passing. You and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pete Weaver

October 1, 2019

Mike was the best coach I ever had. He taught me about being a man first before anything regarding the sport of baseball we both loved. The joy that he made me feel as a person, not just an athlete, cannot be explained. My life was just better because he was in it, so many years ago, but he left an unforgettable mark on my character, my dedication to friends and my personal worldview. He will be missed and I will never, ever think about my past without him in it. Godspeed Mike, I love ya brother. Pete Weaver