Jeffrey Reeder

Jeffrey Reeder

Monday, January 10th, 1955 Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jeffrey Reeder, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Jeffrey Reeder.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Jeffrey's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Jeffrey's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for Jeffrey Paul Reeder

Jeffrey Paul Reeder passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his home in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 10, 1955 to Richard and Charlene (Zvacek) Reeder. He owned and operated JM Furniture Restoration.
A well-known Midwest musician, Jeff played in a number of bands that began in high school, maintaining life-long friendships with many childhood classmates. Self-taught, he was a freelance musician and enjoyed playing guitar at live jams and events, as well as for children and his dog. He loved fishing with his dad who he called “Silver Fox” and his sons Jourdan and Keaton. He was happy anytime he was close to, or on the water. He was the Reeder family historian, often sharing old family photos and stories. He was a gifted photographer with a true artist’s eye, photographing family, friends and just the simple beauty he often found in everything all around him.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father Richard “Dick” Reeder. He is survived by his mother, Charlene Reeder, Cedar Rapids, IA, and his 2 sons, Jourdan (Melinda) ) Reeder, Cedar Rapids, and Keaton Reeder, Chicago. He is also survived by four grandchildren who filled his heart with joy, Zakiya, Nolan, Archer and Brynn Reeder; 3 siblings, David (Malka) Reeder, Ron (Laurie) Reeder, Bonnie (Geoff) Weck, many nieces and nephews and 2 former wives, Mary Gehris (Schulte) and Marti (Nesbitt) Reeder. He will be remembered for his kind, gentle, and free-spirited nature.
A memorial service is planned for summer. Memorials in Jeff’s name may be made to a humane society or Blues In The Schools Program.
One of Jeff’s favorite quotes was; “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”

Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Jeffrey

Service Details

Memorial service to follow at a later date

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Jeffrey. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Debbie Brooks

Jeff was such a good friend from way back. Music drew a lot of us together & Jeff was always such a joy to be around! Great smile, always gracious & interested in what everyone was doing at the time. His deep love of music filled his soul & was a gift to those who were listening. Although he moved away from CR, we still stayed in touch. I will miss you dear friend!
Comment | Posted at 08:49am via Condolence

Sara Long

Dear Mrs. Reeder, Ron and the entire Reeder family, John and I were very saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. It was always a pleasure to see Jeff at various places throughout the years. He had a contagious smile, a kind and gentle spirit and he made sure you knew you had a friend in him. Although it’s sad that Jeff’s life here on earth was too short, we feel confident that he was called home to fill the heavens with his favorite music and contagious laughter. Continued prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

John and Sara Long
Comment | Posted at 12:55am via Condolence

Patrick Schulte

One of my favorite memories was when I had a one bedroom apartment in uptown Minneapolis. Jeff and a friend and to visit and stay the night. He and his friend slept on the pullout couch in the tiny space around the corner from my bedroom. I was just trying to make ends meet, and it was so nice to have him visit. He genuinely cared about how you were doing, always. I made them pancakes in the morning on my tiny stove. He was a caring, loving soul, just like my nephews, whom I love dearly. I find comfort that he is now in the arms of his savior. God bless the Reeder family and all who were fortunate enough to know Jeff!
Comment | Posted at 10:49pm via Condolence

Becky O’Connell

Jeff you definitely left us too soon. Such a gentle soul with a great smile. Feel fortunate to have known you for the last 50 plus years. Sincere condolences to your family. Memories will be cherished.
Comment | Posted at 10:06pm via Condolence

Thomas Raher

My sincere condolences to the family. Our dads were best buds a long time ago. I was older than Jeff but we became good friends from afar. He shined!
Tom Raher
Comment | Posted at 06:17pm via Condolence

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: