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CLAYTON H. REITAN 1926 - 2013
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Friday, May 10, 2013
To the Clayton Reitan family:
I am very sorry to hear of Clay's passing. We both began our studies in the UW Meteorology Department in the Fall of 1967. Clay was a master teacher who inspired his students to excell. He was also a creative scholar who pioneered today's work in climate science. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Reitan family. Very sorry to hear of Dr. Reitan's passing.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Dear Reitan family, I just learned of Clayton's passing, he was always such a kind man.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers, Vicki (Riddle) Johnson
Friday, April 05, 2013
I was saddened to hear of Clayton's passing last week. Clayton was so kind to me as I was getting established in the NIU meteorology program during the early 1990s. I could tell, based on our conversations, that he really enjoyed teaching and advising students. I am grateful for his contributions to the atmospheric sciences and NIU.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Dr. Reitan taught the class I still tell my cohorts today was the class I learned the most from - Cloud Physics. I remember when a class mate and I were working on a tough project and we spoke to Dr. Reitan about our solution. We knew when we saw his smile that we had figured out the solution and that he was proud we did.

On visit to NIU about 10 years after graduation, he had saved the class listing from my GEOG 275 course and said he had saved it and handed it to me. I still keep that listing today.

Rest Well Dr. Reitan.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the Reitan family. As a NIU alum I will always remember Dr. Reitan as being kind and so supportive of his students. He was a man who earned your respect as well as showing the same to you. He had a great impact on many of us and I'm so grateful to have known him.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Dr. Reitan was my toughest professor, and for that I will always be grateful. He taught me well.
Monday, April 01, 2013
I will always remember this great man. He was always helpful to me in school and was always around when I needed help. He always said that I should get into television because of my voice ..... I can't tell you how flattered that always made me feel. You'll be missed Sir, from me and so many people that you helped in launching their career.
Friday, March 29, 2013
My condolences to the entire Reitan family on the passing of Dr. Reitan. Being a meteorology student at NIU, I always found Dr. Reitan as a kind and gentle man. He helped me out when applying to graduate school at the University of Chicago. he will be missed.
Friday, March 29, 2013
A gentleman,and an intellect.

I am grateful to have known Clayton and especially that he was here in the Department of Geography when I began my career.

To the Reitan family, may you take comfort in the memory of the good, the kindness and the comfort he brought to you and those of us he touched in life.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
To the Reitan family, please accept my sympathy. I have very fond memories of Clay and the Reitan family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Terry Kraimer
Watertown, WI
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our deepest sympathy from the Noel family at this tough time.

Clayton touched so many in weather and climate. He helped seed the careers of so many from NIU in the National Weather Service and elsewhere!

Clayton was one of my inspiring professors!

Without him, it is a big void, but know his work is not forgotten and it will live on!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Karen, Phil and the Reitan family:

May your love one rest in peace. He will always remain in your hearts and minds.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to the Reitan family at your time of loss. You are in the hearts and minds of the PHIMC team.

With love, staff and friends at Public Health Institute of Metro Chicago
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sending deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time.May peace be with you and know that loving thoughts and prayers are with you.
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