The Daily Item
MONTANDON — Dix Jackson Reitz, 99, of 999 Housels Run Road, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Montandon, a son of the late George J. and Ida R. (Dawson) Reitz. On Jan. 26, 1963, he married the former Pauline Weikel, who survives. They shared 50 years of marriage.
Dix began farming at the age of 9 in Montandon at the family farm. He was the third generation to own and operate the farm.
Dix grew and sold produce to Weis Markets as well as selling wholesale produce on a route in the local area for many years. He was especially known for his sweet and white potatoes.
Dix was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Milton, where he spent many years helping with Sunday school.
He was a member of the Ramblers Club.
Dix’s favorite pastimes included playing cards, fishing, hunting and playing baseball. Earlier in life, he played hardball for Kleckners in the West Branch League.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley Lynch, of Allenwood; three grandchildren and their spouses, Donald and Julie Lynch, Brian and Jodi Lynch and Joy and Brian Fornwalt; and five great-grandchildren, Cody, Chase, Cheyenne, Logan and Quinn Lynch.
He was predeceased by two brothers, O. Dawson and Max Reitz, and three sisters, Edith Bruton, Kathryn Rarig and Marian Davenport.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, in Montandon Cemetery with his minister, Pastor Pat Pittsnogle, officiating.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, PA 17847.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.