September 6, 1966 — January 29, 2024 (age 57)
Ronald Lynn “Lynn” Reeder passed peacefully from this life on January 29, 2024, doing the work that he enjoyed and has done his whole life. Lynn was born the oldest child of Ronald and Shirley Trussel Reeder on September 6, 1966, in Logan, UT. He was followed by 4 rough and tumble brothers and one sister who had to be tough.
Growing up he had a love for fishing, dogs, and horses. He met one of his best friends over a broken fishing rod and they have been friends ever since. He loved tinkering with things and figuring out how they worked.
Lynn proudly earned the rank of eagle scout at the age of 13. This gave him a solid foundation for the many skills and talents that he honed throughout his life. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades.
Lynn was a hard worker, he started working at Brown Monument, with his dad Ron when he was just 13 years old, sweeping floors. He learned the trade, grew into his position and mastered it.
In 1984 Lynn was part of the first graduating class of Mountain Crest High School and LDS Seminary.
In 1986 he met the love of his life, Susan Lott. Everyone is stunned to learn that he was once a very bashful and timid guy. Susan recalls how his voice quivered uncontrollably as he called to ask her out on their first date. On July 30, 1987, Lynn and Susan were married for time and all eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Lynn and Susan were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Lynsi Sue and Heidi Mae Reeder. Lynn fiercely loved his daughters, and though he never had sons, he raised his daughters to be very strong, independent, “can do anything a man can do” women. He would remind them occasionally that they “ain’t no noodle-armed choir girl.” Lynn’s greatest joy in life was becoming the proudest papa to his grandsons. He loves them beyond measure.
Lynn has worked for Brown Monument either part-time or full-time through the years. Lynn also started working for Morton, at the Promontory plant in 1991 which eventually changed to Autoliv. In 2006 he went back to work at Brown Monument full-time. He enjoyed his work with Brown’s and loved meeting and getting to know people.
Lynn was known to be able to strike up a conversation with anyone and be able to find a connection with them somehow by the end of conversation. Susan, Lynsi and Heidi would always call him Chatty Cathy. He was a friend with everyone and could make everyone around him laugh, feel comfortable, and have a good time. We feel this was truly his gift in life.
As a young child, Lynn’s dad was a hobby beekeeper. His interest in bees stuck with him throughout his life until he eventually took up the beekeeping hobby for himself several years ago. He enjoyed sharing the sweet rewards of his labor with others.
Nature and habitat were important to Lynn. He was a member of Pheasants Forever Organization. Lynn, Susan, and their daughters spent a few summers planting and watering several acres of trees and shrubs, twice a week. In return, Lynn was awarded the 2nd annual conservatorship award from Pheasants Forever. He took great pride in teaching his daughters and grandsons to always leave a place better than they found it. They never left a camp spot without picking up trash or digging up some dyer’s woad.
Lynn loved to camp, horseback ride, and hunt. Every summer was spent up Logan Canyon in the camp trailer with horses and 4-wheelers nearby. Lynn always said hunting was his Christmas in October and November when elk, deer and pheasant hunts came around. He loved introducing others to the sport he loved. He got more pleasure out of seeing others have a successful hunt than he did for himself.
One of his favorite things to do while pheasant hunting was to cook burgers. His hunting companions always looked forward to the annual “Lynn burger.” He and Susan loved doing dutch oven cooking together. She did the prep work and he did the cooking. They made a good team. They served as the girls’ camp cooks for their ward for many years. Lynn made it a point to personally speak to each girl as they came through the line for food, at every meal. He made certain that no one ever left one of his meals hungry. If you didn’t quickly throw your plate away after you were finished eating, he would be there loading your plate again.
Lynn was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many positions within the church. He was serving as a ward mission leader at the time of his passing. He loved being able to quietly serve others.
Lynn is survived, by his loving wife Susan, daughters Lynsi, Victor and Teresa Bernal, Heidi and Joseph Jeppson and grandsons Kadence Keller, Derek Holland, Axel Jeppson and a soon-to-be born grandson, his mother Shirley Reeder, bonus mother-in-law Peggy Lott, brothers Ray, Bill, Roy and Mike Reeder and sister Gina and Seth Olsen.
He was preceded in death by his father Ron Reeder, parents-in-law Blaine and Sherlene Lott and sister-in-law McKenzie Reeder.
Funeral services for Lynn will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, in the Wellsville 8th Ward Chapel at 12 noon.
Viewings will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 5-7 pm and prior to the funeral from 10:00-11:30 am.
All gatherings will be held in the Wellsville 8th Ward Church at 49 W. 200 S. Wellsville, UT.
Burial will be in the Wellsville, UT Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Cache County Sheriff’s office, the two sweet ladies who found Lynn in the Richmond Cemetery, Rudd Funeral Home, the Wellsville 8th Ward, and the many other family and friends for the outpouring of love, compassion, and services. We have been greatly blessed by all of you.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home.