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Robert Lee Reitmeyer

September 3, 1928 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Robert Lee Reitmeyer, age 92, of Arlington Heights, passed away April 18, 2021. He was born September 3rd, 1928 in Ishpeming, MI. His greatest legacy was his family. He was the beloved husband of late Millie  Reitmeyer of 69 years; loving father of John (Gayle), Michael (Sandy), William, Denise  Karstensen (Dean), late Patrick, Renee Schroyer (Douglas); adored grandfather of Jennifer, Michael, Joey, AJ, Sean, Dustin, Makenzie, Stephanie, Alexis, Dana, Randy, Nicole, Ben, Brittany & Brandon; and doting great-grandfather of Jake, Phoebe, Seth and Sammy; he was also a dear brother, uncle and friend. Bob loved enjoying life, loved his family, and sports. He attended Wright College for mechanical engineering design.  He worked for 40 years for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago as a mechanical designer.  In 1951 he married his gal and together they had and raised 6 kids. He championed his children to their true potential in life. He insured all his children had the opportunity and means to attend college of their choice. Dad was highly engaged in his children’s lives. Dad coached his kids little league teams and loved playing catch with them after work. All of his kids were athletes and sports fanatics which made for a very fun loud house during any Bears or Cubs game. He was also a strong proponent of making scouts a part of his boys life. He promoted and supported his 4 boys through the ranks of scouting up to Eagle Scout. River canoe trips, the Klondike derby and Pinewood derby were a few of his favorite scouting events. It was all about being present, having fun and experiencing life with his family. Every summer the family would take a vacation to northern Wisconsin and stay on a lake to fish, water ski and hit the local casino. His passion for fishing spread through the family. Today his boys continue the annual trip to the northern lakes. In his later years mom and dad would travel to Arizona where three of their children lived and vacation for the winter. There he would golf, go swimming and take the occasional trip to Las Vegas. Dad loved watching the Chicago Cubs and  Bears and any Western movie or show especially if the star was John Wayne. He lived a long full life with many friends and family members that loved him deeply.  He will be greatly missed. Dad passed away in Arizona surrounded by family. Funeral services will be at St. Pats Catholic Church located at 10815 N 84th st, Scottsdale AZ 85260 on April 26 at 1030 a.m. for visitation and 11 a.m. mass. He will be flown back home and laid to rest with prayer at St Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, IL on April 30 next to his beloved wife. Flowers can be sent to the church on Monday morning. Donations can be made to Rolling Meadows High School Boosters in Rolling Meadows, IL or to the Sisters of the Living Word Arlington Heights, IL.


Services

Viewing
Monday
April 26, 2021

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Community
10815 N. 84th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Funeral Mass
Monday
April 26, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Community
10815 N. 84th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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