Reed Blasius River Falls WI Accident – Death We are so heartbroken to share the news that our dearly loved Reed James Blasius died away on May 18, 2023. He was 27 years old. Reed Blasius was born on September 4, 1995, in Waukon, Iowa, to ecstatic parents, Russ and Chris Blasius. Reed was the Blasiuses’ second child; only two years earlier, they had become parents to Reed’s sister, Emily. Reed attended elementary and middle school in River Falls, Wisconsin, and went on to graduate from River Falls High School in 2014.
Even though he tested his parents’ patience on occasion, he loved, respected, and looked up to his parents more than anyone could possibly convey. He also looked up to them in a way that no one else could. Not only did Reed consider his sister Emily and brother-in-law Brett to be his brothers, but he also considered all of his close friends and family members to be his brothers. Lyna was Reed’s niece, and he took great pride in being an uncle to her. To hear him talk about being an uncle and see the joy in his eyes was the epitome of love in action. Reed was a devoted Grandson who treasured every single moment that was spent with his family and every memory that was formed.
The Blasius family had previously relocated several times before settling down in River Falls. Reed continued his education after graduating from high school by enrolling in the University of Wisconsin-Stout and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Even though his time on earth was brief, it is not indicative of the impact he had on people who were in his immediate vicinity. Reed was a beautiful Son in his own right.
Reed was an avid music fan, as evidenced by the fact that he was frequently discovered sitting on a deck, around a fire, or at the dinner table simply listening to his favorite tunes for a number of hours at a time. Reed was an ardent outdoorsman who always managed to find time to fit in activities such as playing 18 rounds of golf, sitting in a deer stand, floating on a boat, or waking up before dawn to go duck hunting.