Emily Doherty Reitz, 81

Emily Doherty Reitz, 81, died at Columbia Lutheran Home in Seattle on Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.

A daughter of Patrick and Mary (Bednar) Doherty, she was born October 18, 1922, in Cedar Lake Township, Scott County.

Emily graduated with honors from New Prague High School, then attended business college in Minneapolis. She was a Civil Service Personnel Officer for the Air Force until her marriage to John Reitz in 1957. She raised her family in Duluth where she was an active member of the PTA, Community Action Program, League of Women Voters, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of MN, Duluth. She spent her retirement years at Nokomis Square Cooperative and North Oaks on Emerson, both in Minneapolis.

Emily is survived by her daughters, Ann Reitz, Crownpoint, NM, and Rita Reitz, Kirkland, WA; one son, Michael Reitz, Fairbanks, AK; sister, Valeria Dummer, Franklin; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her six brothers, Michael, Martin, Patrick, Edward, Jerome, and Joseph; five sisters, Cecelia, Genevieve, Teresa, Veronica, and Florence; and six half-siblings, Mayme, Ella, Thomas, Margaret, and Agnes.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 4, at St. Catherine's Church in Cedar Lake Township.

Interment was at St. Catherine Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Bradshaw Funeral Home, Minneapolis, on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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