unknown newspaper, 1947

Mrs. Reitz Dead - Mrs. Meta M. Reitz, of Springfield, widow of the late Herman Reitz of this community, died at St. John's Hospital Friday Mar. 14, at the age of 78. She was a patient at the hospital for 12 days. Mrs. Reitz was born near Petersburg on Aug. 15, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tieman. She was married on Aug. 7, 1887 to Herman Reitz who preceded her in death about 25 years ago. For a number of years she had lived in Springfield. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Henry Gereits of Springfield and one sister Mrs. Mary Klingbeil of this city. The body was brought to the Satorius Funeral Home here and services were held at St. Pauls church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Christopher Boland. Burial was in Rose Hill. Miss Freda Ortgessen and Mrs. Elizabeth Ramsey sang, with Miss Betha Schmidt accompanist. Pallbearers were Henry Miller, H.G. Balster, Harry Zuhlke, Harry Schafer, Henry Gellerman and Powell Taapken.

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