Carolyn Michele (Dickmeyer) Reutter

November 17, 1985April 19, 2019
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Carolyn Michele (Dickmeyer) Reutter, age 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. Carolyn was born November 17, 1985 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Steve and Mary Ellen Dickmeyer. She attended St. Pius X Catholic School. She graduated from Bishop Chatard High School in 2004. After high school she went to Purdue University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree. She also obtained her Master's Degree from Ball State University. She met the love of her life, Lance Reutter, on St. Patrick's Day in 2011. Carolyn and Lance got married on July 27, 2013 and had two daughters, Kate and Anna.

Carolyn was an ABA Therapist for autistic children. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish. She loved decorating her home and spending time with her family, especially her daughters. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Lance Reutter; daughters, Kate and Anna Reutter; parents, Steve and Mary Ellen Dickmeyer; sisters, Katie (Tim) Healy, Teresa (Peter) Leenhouts and Barbara (Chris Schenck) Dickmeyer; nieces and nephews, Norah Healy, Liam Healy, Fiona Healy, Charlie Leenhouts and James Leenhouts. parents-in-law Glenn and Marlene Reutter; sister-in-law, Lindsey Lareau; and brother-in-law, Landon (Megan) Reutter. Carolyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Barbara Helms and Russell and Mary Margaret Dickmeyer.

A visitation for Carolyn will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM with a prayer service from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM also at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

In lieu of flowers, the family has opened an account at Chase for the education and welfare of Kate and Anna. Funds may be sent via to or by check payable to Kate and Anna Reutter and mailed to Lance Reutter, 6013 Camelback Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46250.


  • Lance Reutter, Husband
  • Kate Reutter, Daughter
  • Anna Reutter, Daughter
  • Steve Dickmeyer, Father
  • Mary Ellen Dickmeyer, Mother
  • Katie (Tim) Healy, Sister
  • Teresa (Peter) Leenhouts, Sister
  • Barbara (Chris Schenck) Dickmeyer, Sister
  • Norah Healy, Niece
  • Liam Healy, Nephew
  • Fiona Healy, Niece
  • Charlie Leenhouts, Nephew
  • James Leenhouts, Nephew
  • Glenn Reutter, Father-in-law
  • Marlene Reutter, Mother-in-law
  • Lindsey Lareau, Sister-in-law
  • Landon (Megan) Reutter, Brother-in-law
  • Arthur Helms, Grandfather
  • Barbara Helms, Grandmother
  • Russell Dickmeyer, Grandfather
  • Mary Margaret Dickmeyer, Grandmother


  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Prayer Service Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 26, 2019


Carolyn Michele (Dickmeyer) Reutter

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Heather Kramer

April 27, 2019

The sweetest soul. Carolyn always had the biggest smile and genuinely cared about how others were. In our daily classes at Purdue(we shared the same major.)........She was a true GEM. Carolyn was always looking out for the best interest in others. It breaks my heart, and I’m so deeply saddened knowing all you went through Carolyn. You will be the best darn angel your girls and family could ever imagine. You will be deeply missed.

Lauren Brehm

April 26, 2019

I have been praying for you that you find peace with your crossing over. I know how deeply you will be missed by so many loved ones but also your spirit will live on. Thank you so much for being there as a support during my illness too, it meant a lot to me. You are a beautiful soul and will not be forgotten. ❤️ Sending you so much love. Fly angel to new heights 💕

Cathy Gunn

April 25, 2019

What a blessing it has been to have you in our lives, Dickmeyer family...especially Carolyn. Whenever she was around, there was light, peace and joy. All of the Broun kids loved to hang out with her.
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Love, hugs and prayers,
The Broun family

Mary Anne Litwicki

April 25, 2019

So sorry for your loss My prayers are with all of you.

Mary Anne

Kyle Fillenwarth

April 24, 2019

I knew and interacted with Carolyn while attending Bishop Chatard High School. She was always sweet, outgoing, and full of bright, positive energy. I am deeply saddened by the news of her passing and will keep her and her family in my prayers.

Beth Steffen

April 24, 2019

You are in our thoughts and prayers Lance . We are praying God carries you and your two little girls through this difficult time. Carolyn sounded like an amazing wife and mother.

Larry & Donna Callis

April 24, 2019

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Callis Family

Kristen Walke

April 23, 2019

Carolyn was the sweetest person. She had the most positive attitude and was a joy to be around. I feel special being able to get to know her while working at ABC. We had many fun times. I was out with her that night after work in 2011 on St Paddy’s day. I was lucky enough to witness the start of something beautiful. What a beautiful girl, what a beautiful couple and what a beautiful family they created. My deepest condolences to the family, Lance and the girls. May God hold you all tight and may the memories provide you some comfort.

Gracie Carson

April 23, 2019


Tina (Mackin) Abdullah

April 23, 2019

Dear Lance,

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort in the days, months and years to come.

Keeping you and your girls in my prayers.