Plains Edition Obituaries 9-18-10 | TheFencePost.com

Plains Edition Obituaries 9-18-10

Timothy John Reitz, DVM, 66, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010.

He was born the youngest of four children, June 4, 1944, in Sutherland to Christian and Rosa Reitz. He grew up in the Paxton community on the family farm south of town.

He graduated from Paxton High School in 1962 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later transferred to Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1969.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Arms upon graduation, and he attained the rank of Captain prior to his discharge. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war, serving from 1971 to 1972. He received the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to Kansas State University in 1973 in a pre-vet curriculum and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978.

He practiced in Cozad and Kimball, Neb., and Lusk, Wyo., before moving to North Platte in 1983. He established the Logan County Vet Clinic in 1988. He was working as a veterinarian for the USDA in Plainview, Texas, at the time of his death.

He married Nancy Dyke on Sept. 7, 1968, and they had three daughters, Kristin, Erin and Amy. He cherished his children and granddaughters, and always encouraged them, no matter what their endeavors.

Recommended Stories For You

He was very active in the Platte Valley Girls Softball Association. He loved watching his daughter play ball, and was the coach for the Twisters team for many years. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated hunter, and had his canine companion, Lucy, always at his side.

Survivors include his daughters, Kristin (Mike) McArtor of Kansas City, Mo., Erin Reitz of Seattle, Wash., and Amy (Steve) Dishman of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Miranda and Alyson McArtor; two brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Reitz of Mesa, Ariz., and Michael Reitz of Farmington, N.M.; a sister, Rosalee Lewis of La Quinta, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; his former wife, Nancy Michaels of North Platte; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Delia Reitz; a sister-in-law, Isabell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Timothy John Reitz, DVM, 66, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010.

He was born the youngest of four children, June 4, 1944, in Sutherland to Christian and Rosa Reitz. He grew up in the Paxton community on the family farm south of town.

He graduated from Paxton High School in 1962 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later transferred to Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1969.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Arms upon graduation, and he attained the rank of Captain prior to his discharge. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war, serving from 1971 to 1972. He received the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to Kansas State University in 1973 in a pre-vet curriculum and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978.

He practiced in Cozad and Kimball, Neb., and Lusk, Wyo., before moving to North Platte in 1983. He established the Logan County Vet Clinic in 1988. He was working as a veterinarian for the USDA in Plainview, Texas, at the time of his death.

He married Nancy Dyke on Sept. 7, 1968, and they had three daughters, Kristin, Erin and Amy. He cherished his children and granddaughters, and always encouraged them, no matter what their endeavors.

He was very active in the Platte Valley Girls Softball Association. He loved watching his daughter play ball, and was the coach for the Twisters team for many years. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated hunter, and had his canine companion, Lucy, always at his side.

Survivors include his daughters, Kristin (Mike) McArtor of Kansas City, Mo., Erin Reitz of Seattle, Wash., and Amy (Steve) Dishman of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Miranda and Alyson McArtor; two brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Reitz of Mesa, Ariz., and Michael Reitz of Farmington, N.M.; a sister, Rosalee Lewis of La Quinta, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; his former wife, Nancy Michaels of North Platte; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Delia Reitz; a sister-in-law, Isabell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Timothy John Reitz, DVM, 66, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010.

He was born the youngest of four children, June 4, 1944, in Sutherland to Christian and Rosa Reitz. He grew up in the Paxton community on the family farm south of town.

He graduated from Paxton High School in 1962 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later transferred to Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1969.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Arms upon graduation, and he attained the rank of Captain prior to his discharge. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war, serving from 1971 to 1972. He received the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to Kansas State University in 1973 in a pre-vet curriculum and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978.

He practiced in Cozad and Kimball, Neb., and Lusk, Wyo., before moving to North Platte in 1983. He established the Logan County Vet Clinic in 1988. He was working as a veterinarian for the USDA in Plainview, Texas, at the time of his death.

He married Nancy Dyke on Sept. 7, 1968, and they had three daughters, Kristin, Erin and Amy. He cherished his children and granddaughters, and always encouraged them, no matter what their endeavors.

He was very active in the Platte Valley Girls Softball Association. He loved watching his daughter play ball, and was the coach for the Twisters team for many years. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated hunter, and had his canine companion, Lucy, always at his side.

Survivors include his daughters, Kristin (Mike) McArtor of Kansas City, Mo., Erin Reitz of Seattle, Wash., and Amy (Steve) Dishman of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Miranda and Alyson McArtor; two brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Reitz of Mesa, Ariz., and Michael Reitz of Farmington, N.M.; a sister, Rosalee Lewis of La Quinta, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; his former wife, Nancy Michaels of North Platte; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Delia Reitz; a sister-in-law, Isabell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Timothy John Reitz, DVM, 66, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010.

He was born the youngest of four children, June 4, 1944, in Sutherland to Christian and Rosa Reitz. He grew up in the Paxton community on the family farm south of town.

He graduated from Paxton High School in 1962 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later transferred to Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1969.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Arms upon graduation, and he attained the rank of Captain prior to his discharge. He was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war, serving from 1971 to 1972. He received the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to Kansas State University in 1973 in a pre-vet curriculum and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978.

He practiced in Cozad and Kimball, Neb., and Lusk, Wyo., before moving to North Platte in 1983. He established the Logan County Vet Clinic in 1988. He was working as a veterinarian for the USDA in Plainview, Texas, at the time of his death.

He married Nancy Dyke on Sept. 7, 1968, and they had three daughters, Kristin, Erin and Amy. He cherished his children and granddaughters, and always encouraged them, no matter what their endeavors.

He was very active in the Platte Valley Girls Softball Association. He loved watching his daughter play ball, and was the coach for the Twisters team for many years. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated hunter, and had his canine companion, Lucy, always at his side.

Survivors include his daughters, Kristin (Mike) McArtor of Kansas City, Mo., Erin Reitz of Seattle, Wash., and Amy (Steve) Dishman of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Miranda and Alyson McArtor; two brothers, Richard (Phyllis) Reitz of Mesa, Ariz., and Michael Reitz of Farmington, N.M.; a sister, Rosalee Lewis of La Quinta, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; his former wife, Nancy Michaels of North Platte; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Delia Reitz; a sister-in-law, Isabell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.