Theodore "Ted" Reitz, 83, Sidney, MT

Funeral Services will be Friday April 5, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at the Ebenezer Congregational Church in Sidney, MT with Pastor David Meehan officiating. Funeral Honors will be presented by the VFW Post 4099 and representatives from the US Navy Funeral Honor Guard. Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Theodore "Ted" Reitz, 83 peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, MT with family by his side.

Ted was born January 4, 1941, to George and Lydia Reitz in Sidney, Montana. He attended Ridgelawn School through the 8th grade and graduated from Sidney High School in 1959.

After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy and completed basic training in Long Beach, CA. He was assigned to the USS Walker and spent time near Hawaii and Japan. His last year and a half he spent in Iceland working in communications. He was honorably discharged in 1963.

Upon returning home, he met the love of his life Beverly Edwards from Lindsey, Montana and they were married September 12, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Glendive, Montana. They were blessed with three children: Steven in 1965, Barbara in 1967, and Kevin in 1970.

Ted worked various jobs and got into the fiberglass industry, working for Linton Inc. in Sidney before moving to New Jersey to work for American Standard. In 1972 he moved back to Dickinson, North Dakota to work until 1975 when the facility closed. He returned to Sidney to take over the family farm from his dad who was retiring and farmed for 44 years until 2020 saw Ted's own retirement and passing of the farm to his son, Steven.

Ted enjoyed going to coffee with friends and neighbors and spending time with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lydia; and two brothers, Larry and Gene.

Ted is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 59 years; children Steven and his sons Bryce and Daniel, Barbara and her husband Will and son Tyler, and Kevin and his wife Kerry and their children Abby and Aaron; and his siblings Kenneth (Sandy) Reitz, Mary Ann Howard, and Betty Kay Thrams; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ted's name to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and Sidney Health Center Cancer Care.


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