Jean Reitz 93, of Chadron, NE died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Chadron Community Hospital.
Jean was born on November 23, 1924 in Chadron Nebraska, to James V.W. and Ethel May Skinkle. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in May of 1946, where she was also a member AOπ Sorority.
On September 24, 1946 she married Richard A. Reitz, to whom 5 children were born. For the remainder of their lives they resided in Chadron, where Jean was a dedicated nurturing, stay at home mother. Once her children were raised, Jean took employment outside the home with KCSR Radio station and John Miskimins Motor Company, where she enjoyed being the star in their TV commercials.
Jean enjoyed playing the piano, dancing, listening to music, her flowers on the patio and most of all, enjoying her grandchildren's many, many concerts in the living room. Another one of her greatest loves, was golfing with her husband, kids, friends and was proud to be one of the original 23 members of the Chadron Women's Golf Association.
Jean lived a life full of happiness, compassion and made everyone who knew her feel like part of her family. She is survived by her 5 children, Daughter Judy (John) Tausan of Chadron, NE. Son James Reitz (Rhonda Allen) of Fort Worth Texas, Daughter Janice Strotheide of Chadron, NE. Daughter Jean Katherine (Patrick) Donahue of Sundance WY. And daughter Joan Reitz of Chadron, NE.
12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; sister Lorraine and beloved husband Richard A. Reitz.
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