Theresa (Muszynski) Reiter

Born: Tue., Dec. 23, 1919
Died: Tue., May 2, 2017


10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

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Theresa “Tessie” Reiter, age 97, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on May 2nd, 2017. Theresa was born on December 23, 1919, to Bert and Josephine (Rybarczyk) Muszynski in Toledo, Ohio. A long-time parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, she was also a member of CWV Logsdon-Walla Post 639, Przybylski Post AL 642, and the Satellites of UTMC auxiliary. She worked at J. C. Penny’s for twenty years and loved baking Polish delicacies. Family, friends, and everyone from the mail carrier to the next-door neighbors rarely left her home without a still warm coffee cake. In some circles, she was known as “The Bingo Queen”.
  Theresa was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Zeke” Reiter, parents, sister Helen Weber, and brothers Ted and John Muszynski. Surviving are her sister Evelyn Kusner; daughters Judy (Jim) Dusseau and Margie (Michael) Rippel; grandchildren Jim (Michele) Dusseau, Melanie Dusseau (John Ray), Paul (Melissa) Rippel and Brian (Kate) Rippel, and great grandchildren Elijah and Evan.
  Family and friends may visit Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., Toledo where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.  The family would like to thank the staff of Addison Heights and The Franciscan Center (Sister Jordan) for their loving care. The family requests that any donations be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.  

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Jim & Rose Reiter
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Cuzins Judy & Margie,

We are out of state and wished to express our condolences to you both on the passing of your mother. May Aunt Tessie rest in peace.

Jim & Rose Reiter
Whitehouse, Ohio

christine richmond
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
It is with sincere affection that we offer up our intentions and prayers for Tessie Reiter. We knew her to be a devout Catholic, hard worker, willing volunteer, and avid baker whose long life is deserving of recognition and remembrance. On behalf of the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary of the Logsdon Walla Post 639 in Toledo Ohio and its members, may the perpetual light shine upon this member who is so deserving.

Christine Richmond

Alicia Cadalso
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
I would like to extend my condolences to Tess's family. Tess was a lovely woman and a dear friend. I enjoyed playing Kings in the Corner with her at The Lakewoods for several years.
May the peace and love she experiences now in the arms of Our Heavenly Father overflow into your hearts!
Rest in peace dear friend!

Cindy and Bill Gladieux
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Judy and Margie, we were saddened to hear of Aunt Tessie's passing. Thinking of you both. I have fond memories of spending the night at your house when we were kids. Loved your mom and dad and how sweet they were to me. We are in Virginia visiting with our son Adam and family. Sorry We cannot be there on Saturday to express our sympathy to you in person. May your mom Rest In Peace. Love, Cindy and Bill

Francine Rybarczyk Fisher
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
My deepest condolences to Judy, Margie and the rest of the family. Tessie was very much a part of my younger days as were Margie and Judy, especially Margie. Living across the street I spent a lot of time there and Tessie was always so very nice to me. Even after they moved she would come to get me to spend a few days at a time with my bestie Margie. I have many fond memories of my times with The Reiter family. Tessie was a very special lady and is surely now one of God's special Angels.

Ron & Marcia Weber
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
Judy & Margie,

Sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Tessie. Just spent a few minutes reminiscing of when we were all young girls and we would visit and play together. What a great life she had! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Ron & Marcia (Knurek) Weber

Fritz Shufeldt
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Tessie was a nice and funny lady. I know Pat would be sorrowful at her passing. God bless.

Ed and Linda Reiter
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
To: Judy and Margie. We were sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Tessie. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We wanted you to know we will be in Cincinnati but send our deepest sympathy. May God bless you all. Ed and Linda Reiter.

Roberta Lemert
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Judy and Margie, So very sorry for your loss. Tess was a fun lady, I really enjoyed knowing your Mom.

Kathie (Stiegel) Parish
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Dear Judy and family, My Mom, Felicia, was at Franciscan Care Ctr and passed away in November 2016. I still visit there quite often and have made many friends of the residents there. A few are from my old neighborhood in the Nebraska Ave area. One day when I was going down the hall I saw a name that sounded very familiar, Theresa Reiter. I went in to visit her and asked her if she had been known as Tessie. She said she was and I told her how I had a good friend from my old neighborhood that I had gone to St. Anthony's School with named Judy. We talked a bit about the good old days. I had stopped in her room to visit and brought her some Polish coffee cake and angel wings. I like to take the treats that represent my childhood to the Polish ladies at FCC. I had written my phone no. on a piece of note paper and asked you Mom to give to you. I want to tell you and your family that your Mom is as beautiful as I remembered. I remember your Dad, your sister and your grandparents that lived with you when we were children. Seeing your Mom brought back a bunch of my happiest memories. I send you my most sincere sympathy and know you have many, many wonderful memories of her. I know with Mother's Day coming this Sunday we will use these memories of our loving Mothers to fill the void that is there now. May God bless you and your family and heal your broken hearts. I am so blessed to have had a chance to visit with your Mom. May she rest in the peace and glory of all of the departed souls.

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