With his family by his side our beloved husband and father peacefully passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center September 24th, 2012.
Not the youngest but the last of fourteen children, he was born to Henry and Serelda Reiter March 14th, 1917 in Scandia, Minn.
As a young man and after a stint with the Civilian Conservation Corp, he left Minnesota and headed to the West Coast landing in Seattle, WA.
There, during World War II, he joined the Navy’s Construction Battalion (aka the Sea Bees) serving overseas in the South Pacific.
After the war he returned to Seattle where he worked at various times for the Sandpoint Naval Air Station, the Bonneville Power Administration and finally retiring as the Eastern Washington Field Agent for the State of Washington’s, Division of Surplus Property.
He was a man who loved the outdoors.
He was a hunter by avocation, either big game or training his beloved German Shorthairs to point out the next luckless pheasant.
Rarely would he pass up an invitation to go fishing with friends.
Later in life he came to know and appreciate the vagaries of a game called golf.
He had a full and satisfying life.
He had a richness of friends.
He lived his life with grace and humor, imparting that to all who knew him.
He’s our loss but he’ll be God’s gain.
He’s survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat; two sons, Gary (Susan) Reiter; James Reiter; two grandchildren Zack Reiter and Kristen Bramer; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
His friends that are still here will miss him and he’ll be getting reacquainted with the ones that have gone on before.
An inurnment with Military Honors will be Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 11am at the Pines Cemetery Mausoleum.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm Monday, October 8th, 2012 at the Millwood Presbyterian Church located at 3224 N. Marguerite in the Spokane Valley.
Any memorial donations can be made to the Millwood Presbyterian Church.