John G. Reuteman
Oct. 7, 1921 — June 23, 2015
John G. Reuteman died June 23, 2015, at age 93. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Ruth (nee Ashauer), and his loving children Cindi Vetter, Terry (Bill) Johnston, Janet (Larry) Wengel, Pat (Marge) Reuteman, Bill (Jeanne) Reuteman, Mary Feaman, Maggie Reuteman, Jeff Reuteman, Jean (John) Wolak and Sally (Brad) Winquist. He is also survived by his brother Tom Reuteman and sister Fehr Malloy. He is further survived by 43 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Nora (nee Downing) Reuteman; his son, John G. (Barney) Reuteman Jr.; grandson John G. Reuteman III; sister Mary (Ray)Warren; brother Les (Cis) Reuteman; son-in-law Larry Feaman; sister-in-law Barbara Reuteman; and brother-in-law Tom Malloy.
John grew up in the Milwaukee Highlands, and graduated from Marquette High School and Marquette University. He served proudly in the United States Navy as a gunnery officer on the USS Halford. He retired from Arandall Schmidt after 45 years as VP of sales and marketing. John served on the Board of Directors of Security Savings and Loan and was a past president of Archdiocesan Counsel of Catholic Men.
He was a founding member of the EGGS’s (Elm Grove Golf Society) and cherished the back-and-forth banter that defined those lifelong friendships. He volunteered at Laubach Literacy Center, teaching English and math. John was also an avid fisherman, hunter, aviator and equestrian. He loved a good joke (or even a bad one).
Most of all he loved his family. John looked for and found the good in everyone he met from all walks of life. He had a knack for keeping conversations light and ending with a quick witted play on words or light hearted joke. You couldn’t help walking away with a smile on your face. We will miss him immensely.
A funeral Mass will be held for John on Monday, June 29, at 11:00 AM with a visitation for family and friends to start at 9:00 AM, all to take place at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church in Pewaukee. A private burial for the family will follow.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, W284-N698 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.