Dale W. Reitz, 85, residing in Sandusky, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Dale was born in Port Clinton on Jan. 3, 1928, to Rolland and Rosella (Hillman) Reitz. He was a graduate of Port Clinton High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
He worked as a purchasing agent for U.S. Gypsum until his retirement. Dale was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, and was also a member of the Oak Harbor Conservation Club. Dale’s hobbies included photography and music. He was a drummer for several bands, including Ang Damanti, Frank Fosco, and Gary Spade, until he retired in 2009.
Dale is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda (Peltier), whom he married on July 11, 1970; two sons, Dennis (Wanda) Reitz, Clark Reitz; grandchildren, Ryan Reitz, Dennis Reitz, April Harris, Christopher Reitz; sister, Eunice Bohlander; brothers-in-law, Jim Peltier, John (Joyce) Peltier.
Including his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his son, Douglas; brother, Harold; sister-in-law, Edna Reitz; and brother-in-law, Paul Bohlander.
Friends will be received 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St., Bellevue. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, Pastor Phil Gardner will be officiating the service.
Those wishing to contribute to Dale’s memory may do so to the Castalia Rescue Squad, 113 South Ave., Castalia, OH 44824, Alternative Care, 10 Harbor Parkway, Sandusky, OH 44870; or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St., Bellevue, OH 44811.
Condolences may be shared online at grofffuneralhomes.com.