Richard "Whitey" Reitzel

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jan. 10, 1930-March 20, 2007

Richard "Whitey" Reitzel, 77, Stilesville, died Tuesday afternoon at his residence.

Born in Franklin Township of Hendricks County, he was the son of T. Albert and Clara Opal (Richardson) Reitzel.

He was a farmer for 60 years before retirement. He was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church.

He married Barbara Buis on Jan. 5, 1950. She survives.

Also surviving are sons Randall Reitzel, Coatesville, Donald Reitzel and Garrett Reitzel, both of Stilesville, and Aaron Reitzel, Clayton; brother John Reitzel, New Mexico; sisters Patricia Casteel, New Harmony, Sharon Fruits, Stilesville, Shirley Pace, Bloomington, and Rachael Moreland, Kansas; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Katheryn Baumart.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hazelwood Christian Church with Rev. Steve Ranson officiating. Burial will be in Stilesville Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville, is handling arrangements.