Phillip D. Reeter, 77, of Prairie City, Iowa, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2011, surrounded by family at Bright Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Hazel Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011 at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be given to the Phillip Reeter Memorial Fund and online condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of George and Nellie (Eckert) Reeter, Phillip Delano Reeter was born on Sept. 6, 1933, in Livingston County. Phil was a graduate of Trenton High School in Trenton. Upon his graduation he attended the University of Missouri where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in agronomy. On April 9, 1956, Phil was united in marriage with Janet Barger in Marshall. Phil proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Captain of his unit. Phil and Janet made their home in Prairie City, Iowa, where Phil owned and operated Reeter Supply. He was a well known agriculture business leader in the state and the feed and grain equipment industry throughout the Midwest. Phil was a very involved Prairie City resident. He was a Prairie City Councilman, and a member of the Prairie City Business Association and the Prairie City E.D.C. Phil was a past president of the Iowa Feed and Grain Association and a board member of the National Feed and Grain Association. Phil loved to work, but he also enjoyed boating, vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks and socializing with friends.
Those left to honor Phil's memory are his wife, Janet Reeter of Prairie City, Iowa; four children, David Reeter of Grandview, Chris Reeter of Boonville, Linda Reeter of Grandview and Scott Reeter of Boonville; his mother, Nellie Reeter of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Melynda Reeter (John Hanson), Lindsay Reeter and Sarah Reeter; one great-granddaughter, Zoe Hanson; three siblings, Don (Nora) Reeter of Laredo, Susan (Gene) Linhardt of Independence, and Robert (Sharon) Reeter of Chula. Phil was preceded in death by his father, George Reeter.
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