Reed Intermill of rural Volga passed away June 22, 2020, surrounded by his family, at their cabin on Lake Oakwood. A drive-through visitation will be held Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Reed Intermill Trucking on 221 Industrial Drive. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. The service will be streamed live on Facebook on the page “Sinai and Lake Campell Lutheran Churches”. Eidsness Funeral Home is assisting Reed’s family with arrangements.
Born on April 22, 1968, to Richard and Delores Intermill in Brookings, SD, Reed lived a remarkable and fulfilling life in his 52 years. He attended Sioux Valley Schools in Volga, and graduated in 1986. During those years, Reed’s kind-hearted, sincere, and loyal characteristics, alongside his fun-loving personality made it easy for him to build countless and life-long relationships with classmates and several more throughout his life. However, his greatest relationship of all was with Alice Cassell of rural Volga. Reed and Alice were married on Aug. 12, 1988.
Reed’s passion for farming matched Alice’s, and together they worked side-by-side creating a strong marriage, a solid work life, and wonderful parents. Their strong ethics and values were passed along to their children, Melissa and Nick. Reed’s heart was filled with incomparable love and pride for them. Reed and Alice made sure Melissa and Nick knew they were and always will be their most important and precious creations.
Besides farming, Reed and Alice ventured into starting the Reed Intermill Trucking business, and the purchase of the elevators in Volga and Bruce. Although they stayed busy all the time, Reed’s sense of adventure made sure he took Alice and the children on several family vacations and built a cabin on Lake Oakwood for the family. Reed enjoyed every moment spent at the cabin, playing with Melissa and Nick, along with Melissa’s husband Dane and Nick’s wife Kacie, who Reed also loved dearly. Reed’s work life began to change when his five grandchildren entered his life, and he began spending time with them, in the tractor, at the lake, or in his airplane. They filled his heart with joy. Farming was always Reed’s passion, flying was his favorite hobby, and Papa was his favorite title. He included his grandchildren in all aspects of his life, especially playing with them at their lake cabin. Reed left this world, knowing how much his family and friends loved, cared, and respected him greatly.
Those left to continue his legacy include his wife Alice, daughter Melissa (Dane) Adee, son Nick (Kacie) and five grandchildren, Stella, Boe and Jett Adee and Sadie and Charlie Intermill, his parents Richard and Delores Intermill, brothers Todd (Wendy), Rick(Deb), Tim (Kathy), Lance (Pam), and sister Lana (Jack) Smith, nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Reed was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Edith Intermill and Marvin and Edith Pickard.