Iona, Tom Reid plan to celebrate 60th anniversary

Special open house set


Orville (Tom) Reid and Iona Reid will be celebrating their 60 years of marriage on Sept. 10, 2021.

They were married at Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church in New Era, Iowa.

The Reid family invites friends and family to a meal and Open House celebration with Tom & Iona on Saturday Aug. 14, from 5-9 p.m., at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty. Tom and Iona are requesting no gifts.

Tom worked at Grain Processing when they first were married, then he went on to farm in Cotter, Iowa for five years. From there, they moved to West Liberty, to farm for another five years. After a small time in Letts, Iowa, Tom and Iona moved to Muscatine in 1972 and farmed up until 1977 until they moved to their current farm in West Branch where they have been farming for the past 40 years.

Their oldest son Lane Reid now farms the homestead. Tom’s hobbies are spending time with grandkids, farming, gardening, fishing, and visiting with friends and family.

Iona was a homemaker and after the boys were old enough, went to work for Louis Rich Foods in West Liberty in 1981 and worked as secretary for the industrial engineering department for 17 years.

In 1998, Iona worked for Mercy Hospital in Iowa City as an administrative assistant for 10 years and retired in 2008. Iona’s hobbies are spending time with grandkids, gardening, playing cards and visiting a casino now and then.

Tom & Iona are parents of Lane (& Vicki) Reid of West Liberty; Rodney (& Lisa) Reid of Princeton, Iowa; and Patrick (& Jodi) Reid of Eldridge, Iowa.

They have 14 grandchildren and seven great Grandchildren.