Theodore "Ted" Reitz, 83 Sidney, MT

Funeral services were Friday April 5, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Congregational Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Meehan officiating. Funeral honors will be presented by the VFW Post 4099 and representatives from the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Guard. Visitation was Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

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

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

After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. 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, Lindsey, MT, and they were married Sept. 12, 1964, at the Methodist Church, Glendive, MT. 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, ND, 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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