Father Joseph Anthony Reitz, age 92, entered eternal life on Jan. 5, 2020. Father Reitz was born on Dec. 25, 1927, the son of Anthony Reitz and Edith Daller Reitz. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Father William Reitz, Virginia Reitz, and Margaret (Howard) Scheid.

Father Reitz served the parishes of St Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Muskegon; St. Rose of Lima in Hastings; St. Francis de Sales in Muskegon; St. Bernard and the mission parish of St. Ignatius in Irons and Luther; Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, and St. Stephen and St. Theresa in Lake City and Manton. He assumed senior priest status in June 1993.

Funeral arrangements:

Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. with the rosary at 8 p.m.
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant St.
Belding, MI 48809

Mass of Christian Burial:
Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m., Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, bishop of Gaylord, presiding.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
409 S. Bridge St.
Belding, MI 48809

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Miriam

Additional information is available on the Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home website.

May Father Reitz now rest in eternal peace and enjoy the fullness of the glory of the Lord he served. Please remember him in your prayers.