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St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL
Sunday May 6th, 2018

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Tyler L. Reitz

Tyler L. Reitz, 34, of Waterloo, IL, died May 2, 2018, in Creve Coeur, MO. He was born February 7, 1984, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his fiancé Ashley Taylor; daughters Olivia, Alaina, & Adeline Reitz; mother Jan Reitz; father Lowell (Jeanie) Reitz; sister Tara Reitz; grandmother Patricia Waterman; fiancé's parents Kevin & Stacy Cowell; fiancé's brother Kyle Cowell (Cassidy Melliere); aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.

Tyler is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Norman Waterman Sr.; & paternal grandparents Roger & Margaret Reitz.

He was a member of the Steamfitter's Local 439 - E. St. Louis, IL; he loved spending time with his girls, fishing, and being outdoors. He was an organ donor.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
His children's education fund
(payable to their mother, Ashley Taylor)

Celebration of Life:
12 Noon Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Waterloo VFW in Waterloo, IL

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there are no words to express my heartbreak for you and the family. my heart is opened to you so that you can take a piece of it to help give you strength.
tara, I love you to pieces! I am so devastated for you. I truly have no words just sending you love, light, and strength.

michal cox May 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tyler Reitz

michal cox May 6 2018 12:00 AM

A Dish Garden was sent on May 5, 2018

We are all deeply saddened and heartbroken. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. We send our love. Glen, Leslie, & Alex, Shana, Tom, Zoe, Xavier, & Gianna, Ashley, George, & Hunter.

Expression of Sympathy May 5 2018 12:00 AM

We give you our deepest condolence! Tyler was a very good friend to our son Michael Leber. He became a part of our family has he grew up and spend a lot of time at our home as a teenager. This breaks our hearts extremely. We have a lot of memories of Tyler but the one that sticks to all of us is when he just got his license (with in three hours) he came to pick Michael up for a ride in his mom's car. He drove off with Michael and it wasn't five minutes we get a call saying that Tyler flipped the car in one of our neighbors yard. Tyler was so scared that the car was going to start a fire he ran to the neighbors house looking for a fire extinguisher. Which it never did catch on fire. We felt so sorry for him just getting his license and rolls his mom's car. Tyler and Michael was okay they were just freaking out hurting Tyler's mom car. We use to take him camping with us in the summer and always had a good time with Tyler. We will miss running into him at the local stores here in Waterloo.(like Rural King) Tyler was always a pleasant young man, very polite and good manners he will be missed. RIP Tyler

Dawn Leber May 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tyler Reitz

Johnny May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Many prayers and hugs to all families feeling the loss of Tyler's passing. Jeanie and Lowell, many prayers and hugs to both of you.

Eileen and Chuck Curran May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Dan and I are sorry to hear of Tylers passing. He was a good man and very comical. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to his family and friends..

DAN AND ANITA MILLER May 3 2018 12:00 AM

The memory that sticks out in my mind with Tyler was when I was watching Ava and Blake play on the playground at Mascoutah Park while Claire and Olivia were playing softball. He had walked Alaina and Adeline over and thought it was hilarious that I was freaking out over my littles playing on what I felt was the most dangerous playground ever. He was just really relaxed and tried to talk me down from having a nervous breakdown. He assured me the kids would be fine and they totally were. But it was really nice to have had someone with similarly aged kiddos be super chill and just enjoy watching them play and encourage his girls in a way which allowed them to have fun and just play while I was making my kiddos more apprehensive by pleading with them to be careful and not fall. The girls will always have him to look down over them but there will be no one who can replace him. Ashley lost a great partner to go through life with. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Jennifer Deterding May 3 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on May 3, 2018

May God wrap His arms around the whole family and help you through this time of grief.

Expression of Sympathy May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Tyler.

Lyn May May 3 2018 12:00 AM

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