THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marion J. Reitmeyer
Issue Date: January 29, 2014
Marion Jane Reitmeyer, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12 at her home in Phoenix, Az. surrounded by her family.
Born March 7, 1934 in Menominee, Mi., the daughter of the late Earl and Caroline Reitmeyer, she graduated from Lourdes High School, Marinette in 1952, where she wrote for the school newspaper. She was the eldest of four children and led a full life that began in McAllister. After graduation she began a long successful career in the medical field. She moved to Phoenix, Az. in 1957 and continued her work in medicine, both as a lab technician and as a medical assistant in a family practice office. She then transitioned into the field of long term healthcare insurance and opened her own insurance agency where she worked for over 30 years with her partner, Penny Vavak. She left a great example of how to live life for all that knew her.
She enjoyed skiing, bowling, fishing, hunting, tending bar and owning her own car by the age of 9. She cared deeply for everyone in her life including her clients and was constantly learning all about the industry to better serve them. She became a contributor to the Arizona Senior World Newspaper, sharing information regarding long term care and Medicare supplemental insurance with the senior community.
She is survived by three siblings, Lois Wagner, Marinette, Jacqueline Hagerty, Phoenix, Az. and Thomas Reitmeyer (Sharon), Glendale, Az.; best friend, Penny Vavak; special cousin, Daniel Rupert, Menominee and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins who admired her.
A Memorial Service was held Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Mercer Chapel, Phoenix, Az.