William P. (Rock) Reeves


RED WING, Minn. – William P. Reeves, (Rock), 73, Redwing Minn., passed away on Oct. 15, in the presence of family.

Rock was born on Dec. 1, 1946 in Evanston, Ill. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1965.  Rock enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. 

After the service, he attended Hiram Scott College and graduated from Chadron State.

Proud to be a Marine, Rock personified the phrase Semper Fi.  He stood up for what he believed in and he was always someone you could count on.  

Rock met his wife Carol on the Marine Corps Birthday in 1969.  They were married on Nov. 25, 1970, and enjoyed fifty more wonderful years together.

Rock’s thirty year career in law enforcement began in Nebraska when he joined the Scottsbluff Police Department in 1971. 

He was chief of police in Torrington from 1981-1987, and in Iowa Falls, Iowa from 1987-2001.  Each piece of his career held special memories, and lifelong friendships that he cherished.

Rock and Carol enjoyed retirement in Red Wing, Minn.  You could often find Rock on the on his motorcycle, at the golf course, or enjoying time with Carol relaxing by their beautiful koi pond.    

Rock is survived by his wife Carol Reeves; daughter Adriane (John) Martinez ; son in law Korey Meinders;  grandsons Clayton and Caleb Meinders.

Rock was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Elizabeth Reeves, and daughter Dawn Meinders. 

At Rock’s request there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be made in his honor to St. Judes hospital or Shriners Hospital. 

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Semper Fi.

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