Father Todd Michael Anthony Reitmeyer
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Father Todd Michael Anthony Reitmeyer May 13, 1969 - May 24, 2006 Father Todd Reitmeyer, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls serving in Faulkton, Seneca and Orient, SD, entered into eternal life on May 24, 2006. Father Todd passed away in a boating accident while on vacation in Austin, Texas. He was visiting friends and family. Father Todd was born on May 13, 1969, to David and Phyllis Reitmeyer in Virginia. His family moved to Austin, Texas, in 1982. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1993, was a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, and earned a Master's degree in counseling from Northeast Missouri State. He attended St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN, before studying Theology at North American College in Rome. He was ordained on June 13, 2003, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD, by Bishop Robert Carlson. Father Todd was preceded in death by his father in 1992. Father Todd is survived by his mother, Phyllis Steiger and step-father, Roger Steiger of Stewartville, MN; his sister and brother-in-law, Christina Sheely and George of Coldwater, MI; his brother and sister-in-law, William and Terra Reitmeyer of Hutto, Tex.; his brother, Thomas Reitmeyer of College Station, Tex.; his godson, Joshua Mireles of Austin, Tex.; his goddaughter, Sophia Metzinger of Minneapolis, MN; niece and nephews; and many friends. A Scripture service will be held at his longtime parish, Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, Texas, Monday evening, May 29, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning, May 30, 2006, 10:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church. He will be buried at Assumption Cemetery, Austin, Texas, immediately following the mass. All friends of Father Todd are invited to a reception at Santa Cruz Parish Hall following the burial Please join us in honoring Father Todd by visiting our Memorial at http://www.fathertodd.com. Through this website we invite you to share your fond thoughts and memories. In lieu of flowers the family has set us a memorial fund: Father Todd Reitmeyer Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 505 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664. Arrangements by the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 28, 2006.
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June 11, 2006
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Father Todd baptized our daughter Katherine in August of 2003 at St. Michael, Sioux Falls, SD. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Paul and Sandra Sullivan
June 4, 2006
Deepest sympathy to the family of dear Fr. Todd.
My prayers are with you.
Jean Gilmore-Strimple
June 2, 2006
I am very sorry to hear of Todd's death. He was a very bright and intelligent person in high school and came from a loving family with a mom who devotedly taught her children to be true to their faith. I pray that God will bring comfort and peace to this family and their loved ones in the community.
Joy Smith
June 1, 2006
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Father Reitmeyer. My heart and prayers go out to the Reitmeyer family.
James Timberlake
May 31, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of Todd's passing. Jesse and he were friends many years ago and he was at our wedding. He had a huge heart and his concern was always for others. We followed his blog to keep up with him. We shall truly mourn his loss. To his family, we are praying for you. God bless.
Karla and Jesse Johns
May 30, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I was blessed to attend high school with Todd and his sister, Tina. I was saddened to hear about his passing tonight.
Melissa Burns-Blair
May 30, 2006
It was my honor to meet Father Todd while I was Bill's roommate and again at his wedding. Bill had great respect for his big brother. I pray that God eases the pain in your heart, knowing the many lives that he touched.
Scott Moore
May 30, 2006
I went to Santa Cruz for my fist time for mass and hear you were leaving. But hear all the work you did for the chuch and the people and i though to my self that we need more priest like you to reach out for the lost soul's you touch my soul and i was so greatful to here the beautful storis on you. I will keep you close to my heart and pray go out to you and your family members
Gale lopez
May 29, 2006
Dear family and friends of Fr. Todd,

Please know that my prayers are with you during this time of mourning. Father Todd is a priest forever. Let us trust that he is praying for us all from the heavenly kingdom. May God have mercy on us all.

In Jesus and Mary,

Robert Fastiggi (formally a professor at St. Edward's University, now at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit)
Robert Fastiggi
May 29, 2006
We will continue to pray for Father Todd and his family. The memorial website is at http://www.fathertodd.com/blog/, and a compilation of memorials in the blogspace can be found at http://www.aggiesaway.com/.
Robert Cooper
May 28, 2006
I remember Todd when he went to St. Mary's daily Mass. I am a permanent parishoner there & Todd was a student. Please accept my sympathy for your loss & the loss of a fine priest.
Barbara Randall
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