Harold L. “Harry” Reiten, age 77, of Lake Lillian, MN passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the Willmar Church of the Nazarene in Willmar with Pastor Tony Freeburg officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Memorials are preferred to the family. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Harold “Harry” Reiten was born on May 18, 1944 in Granite Falls, MN to Melvin and Annamae (Roudebush) Reiten. He grew up in Granite Falls and attended school there. He served his country from 1963-1969 as a member of the US Army National Guard and later the US Army Reserve. He married Martha “Marti” LeCocq on June 30, 1965 in rural Raymond, MN. After a brief stay in Albany, OR the couple returned to the Olivia and Lake Lillian area to raise their family. Harry retired from CenterPoint Energy in Willmar, MN after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Music was a huge part of Harry’s life; he especially enjoyed country western music but had some favorites across other genres as well. Spending time at the river bottom and camping with his family brought him much joy. The memories he made with his children and grandchildren meant the world to him. He spent many hours feeding and watching the chipmunks in his yard. Harry will be remembered for being a simple and gentle spirit with an immeasurable love for his family.
Harry is survived by his wife, Marti; son, Darren (Merri) Reiten of Gilbert, SC; daughter, Carla Reiten of Clara City, MN; son, Jeremy (Raelynn) Reiten of Sacred Heart, MN; grandson, Tony Reiten of Lake Lillian, MN; granddaughter, Ashley Weber of Springfield, MN; great-granddaughter, Kinsley Weber of Springfield, MN; brother, Wayne (Lois) Reiten of Woodlake, MN; brother-in-law, Mark Bigaouette of Granite Falls, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Harry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Odel and his spouse Mary Reiten; sister, Lola and her spouse Donald Dambroten; sister, Ellen Bengston; and sister, Joyce Bigaouette.
The family is grateful for all the prayers and support from family and friends during this difficult time.
Blessed Be His Memory