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Reverend Kenneth R. Reiter

Posted October 16, 2014 in Ankeny, Obituaries

September 9, 1938 – October 14, 2014

Ken Reiter

Ken Reiter

Rev. Kenneth R. Reiter, 76, of Ankeny passed away October 14, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 17, 2014, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home, with burial following at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, also at the funeral home.

Ken was born September 9, 1938 in Edwardsville, IL. He graduated from Edwardsville High School, and went to work for Kroger for 3 years. He then was called to serve in the Army for 2 years at Fort Riley, KS. Upon his return home, he went back to work for Kroger.

On January 19, 1963, he married Ann Foster, and together they had 3 children.

In 1976 he was ordained in the ministry. During his time of ministry, he served five United Church of Christ churches in Iowa: Cromwell, Eagle Grove, Keokuk, DeWitt, and Madrid.

After nearly 35 years in the ministry, he retired and settled in Ankeny.

Ken enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and especially his 5 grandchildren.

Ken is survived by his wife Ann, children, Karen (Brent) Schleuger, Susan (Norman) Cloud, Keith (Heather) Reiter; grandchildren, Kyle, Katie, Evan, Hannah, and Abby; 4 siblings, Thelma Klueter, Clyde (Marie) Reiter, Frances Neunaber, and Rev. Allen (Lynn) Reiter; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie Reiter, 5 brothers, and 1 sister.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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