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Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

500 West Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL

OBITUARY

Timothy R. Reitinger

June 22, 1952July 27, 2020
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Timothy R. Reitinger, 68, of Crystal Lake passed away July 27, 2020. He was born June 22, 1952 in Chicago to Robert and Audrey (Wright) Reitinger. He graduated from Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock and on November 27, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Martin. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Korea. Tim made a living as a skilled architectural wood worker. He often took pride as a do-it-yourself guy, spending time working on the yard, home and in the garden. A welcoming home that often served as a place to bring family and friends together, Tim and Jeanne would host many parties and "the greatest" New Year's Eve party each year. Tim was most grateful for his loving wife, Jeanne, and being Uncle Tim to many nieces and nephews. He was an amazing husband and embraced being Uncle Tim with a badge of honor. Even people unrelated would refer to him as Uncle Tim. Outside of his love for family and friends, Uncle Tim was an avid Chicago sports fan with the Chicago Bears being his favorite team. His 2nd love though, after his wife and family, was fishing. Earlier in life, many nights were spent trolling into the morning hours on the shorelines of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. As he got older, he enjoyed teaching his nephews and nieces to fish, who later had to reserve Uncle Tim weeks in advance for time on the water with him. Uncle Tim had a unique way of connecting with people through his humor and bold personality. He lived life to the fullest, touched so many lives and will always be remembered for his happiness and the joy he brought others. Tim is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his siblings, Mary Forsberg, Harvey (Mary) Reitinger, Christine Hance; his nieces and nephews, Mimi Lemon, Charlie Quick, Phil Reitinger, Dan Reitinger, Mike Zorica, Andy Reitinger, Scott Martin, Jeanne Renko, Nick Martin, Elaine Piasecki, Bob Hance, Tom Martin, Nicole Roark, and Alyssa Martin; and many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm on Friday, July 31 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Due to current guidelines, there will be a limit of 50 people at one time; please also remember face coverings and social distancing. There will be a private service for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeanne Reitinger, Wife
  • Mary Forsberg, Sister
  • Harvey Reitinger (Mary), Brother
  • Christine Hance, Sister
  • Mimi Lemon, Niece
  • Charlie Quick, Nephew
  • Phil Reitinger, Nephew
  • Dan Reitinger, Nephew
  • Mike Zorica, Nephew
  • Andy Reitinger, Nephew
  • Scott Martin, Nephew
  • Jeanne Renko, Niece
  • Nick Martin, Nephew
  • Elaine Piasecki, Niece
  • Bob Hance, Nephew
  • Tom Martin, Nephew
  • Nicole Roark, Niece
  • Alyssa Martin, Niece
  • Robert Reitinger, Father (deceased)
  • Audrey (Wright) Reitinger, Mother (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Ben Ogren

July 31, 2020

Jeanne,
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. I remember you always spoke fondly of Tim and obviously loved your time together.
You and your family have my greatest sympathy.

Kathy Walker-Ruroede

July 31, 2020

My deepest sympathy and sadness for the loss of Tim. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in these difficult hours. May your memories and spirits remain strong and fill you with peace in the days ahead.

Warmest regards,
Kathy Walker-Ruroede

Lisa Carlson

July 30, 2020

Jeannie and family,


I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May you all remember the important events you experienced with Tim.

Yours,
Lisa Carlson
Former co- worker of Jeannie’s .

Mary Sue Nebel (Cole)

July 30, 2020

Jeanne:
So very sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I know you were a couple forever and he will be missed by many, especially you. Cherish your memories as he will still be with you.

lorraine reitinger-hartigan

July 30, 2020

Dear Jeanne,MaryBeth,Harvey & Chris.
Keeping you close in thought and prayer during this difficult time.
May the sympathy of those who care for you and the precious memories of Tim help to comfort you at this time.
I was very much saddened by the news of Tim's passing.
My love to you all.
Cousin Lorraine Reitinger-Hartigan

Kathy Brandwein

July 29, 2020

Jeanne, my heart is aching for you. I looked at ALL the photos. You can see how much you two truly love each other. Not everyone is lucky enough to have that kind of marriage. I hope you find some comfort in those wonderful memories. Sending hugs and much love.

Judith M. Alford

July 29, 2020

Dear Jeanne, I started this message and all of a sudden it disappeared so I shall start again. But I do remember when we first had computers in the classroom and you would not read your e-mails. I also remember the many hugs we shared and wish I could be there now to give you a great big one. I still have the 3 Bears statue on our balcony that you and Rita helped my select for our teaching team. If Tim was around when I was at your home, he never missed the chance to tease us about "those Crazy teachers" I also remember his pride when he showed me the kitchen remodeling he was doing. I am sending you my prayers of love, comfort, and peace and hopes of many sweet memories. Bob sends hugs too. Judy and Bob Alford

Diane Brixius

July 29, 2020

Jeanne, I am heartbroken for you after hearing about Tim. You two were so blessed with such a wonderful marriage and friendship that spanned a lifetime. I don't have words to ease your pain, but know I am praying for you and your family as you celebrate Tim's life and grieve his passing. Sending love and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, Diane Brixius

Fred & claire Loyer

July 29, 2020

Jeanne, our condolences to you and your family. We are sadden by the news of Tim’s passing. We have not known Tim very long but we had such a great time when you both became our friends this past winter in Florida. Fred has great memories of fishing and
I down at the pool. We will never forget our fish fry together. We will keep you all in our prayers . Love Fred and Claire from vt.

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