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Raymond H. Reiter dies at 92

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Raymond H. Reiter, of Walkerton, formerly of Furnessville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 at Millerís Merry Manor, Walkerton. He was 92.

He was born June 21, 1914 in Chicago, the son of Paul and Clara (Seidel) Reiter, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Sept. 11, 1937 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Michigan City, he married Hazel E. Dirks, who preceded him in death April 7, 2005.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol (Pastor Bert) Pauluhn of South Bend, Susan Bagby of Michigan City and Nancy Meyer of South Bend; special grandson, David (Karen) Menefee and their children. Also surviving are six step-grandchildren and their families.

Raymond had been a railroad passenger trainman for the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1974. Prior to that he had been employed with the family business, Reiter Dairy Co. of Chicago.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Michigan City, where he served on the counting committee and the archives committee. He also was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, where he served as secretary and treasurer for many years, South Shore Veterans, United Transportation Union, Pine Twp. Farm Bureau and Civilian Defense during WWII in Chicago.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Michigan City. Interment will be in Furnessville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Furnessville Cemetery.

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Posted 2/16/2007