Louis H. Reiter -- Elgin

October 12, 2018

Louis Herbert Reiter, 89, of Elgin, passed away Oct. 9, 2018.

Louis was born April 12, 1929, in Potsdam, to Louis and Emma (Siem) Reiter. Louis spent his entire life farming in the Elgin area. On Nov. 25, 1952, he married Rosemary T. Dunagan at St. John’s Church in Rochester.

Louis was actively involved in his township government as the supervisor for 54 years. He was a 4-H leader for many decades. He was active in the Sons of American Legion. He thoroughly enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and card playing. He also loved spending time with his large family and attending their many activities.

Louis is survived by his 10 children, Mary (Ken) Borst, of Chatfield, Chris (Mary Ellen) Reiter, of Elgin, Sharon (Kent) Cordingly, of Thermopolis, Wyo., Bill (Kathy) Reiter, of Elgin, Craig (Cathy) Reiter, of Elgin, John (Kathy) Reiter, of Elgin, Jerry (Becky) Reiter, of New London, Luann (Larry) Borst, of Rochester, Joe (Lynn) Reiter, of Wilmar, and Bob (Cheryl) Reiter, of Florence, S.D.; 33 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Rosemary, who died in 2003.

The family prefers that memorials be sent to ALS Foundation.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Rev. James Seitz officiating. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass Monday at the church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

Update hourly