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Connie Reiter

March 26, 1960 — December 1, 2021

Connie Reiter

Connie R. Reiter

(nee Lauterbach)

Age 61 of Minooka, formerly of Joliet, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Morris Hospital.

Born March 26, 1960 in Joliet, Connie Rae was the daughter of Robert Lauterbach and Marilyn (nee Deiter) Chrossfield. She was raised and educated in Joliet. On February 16, 1979, Connie married Thomas George Reiter in Joliet, and together lived in Joliet and later in Minooka for 40 years. She was a devoted member of Families of Faith Church in Channahon and was a founding staff member and teacher at the Families of Faith Christian Academy. Connie's calling in life was being an educator, dedicating the past fifteen years of her life to her school. She was beloved at Families of Faith and touched countless children's lives with her gifts as an educator and role model.

Connie also excelled at crafting, utilizing her talents not only at school but for her own pleasure, and always made sure her home was meticulously decorated, especially for the holidays. She loved listening to Christian and holiday music and enjoyed traveling with her family to warmer climates in Florida, Arizona, and the Carolinas. As busy as she was, Connie always made her family her priority. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandma, whose legacy of love and kindness will live on through them, as well as the countless students and members of her church and community that she touched.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Thomas Reiter of Minooka; three children: Heather Renee Reiter of Minooka, T.J. (Stephanie) Reiter of Mazon, and Daniel Reiter of Minooka; four grandchildren: Malachi, Chloey, Isaiah, and Lily; two brothers and two sisters: Michelle (Mike) Zytnowski of Pell Lake, Wisconsin, Alan (Arlene) Chrossfield of Joliet, Cindy Lamborn of Florida, Robert Lamborn of Bloomington, three brothers-in-law: James Reiter of Flanagan, David (Rachel) Reiter of Schaumburg, and William (Nancy) Reiter of Minonk; numerous nieces and nephews, and the many friends, students, and colleagues of her Families of Faith Church Family.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents: Robert (Bea) Lauterbach and Marilyn (Leo Michael) Chrossfield; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Melvin and Phyllis Reiter; several aunts and uncles, her nephew, Brandon Chrossfield, her dear friend, Lois Clements, and her pastor and friend, Clark Llewellyn.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Families of Faith Church, 24466 West Eames Street, in Channahon from 3:00 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 5:00 p.m., with Pastor Randy Blan officiating. Burial will follow Monday, December 13, 2021 at Minonk Township Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Connie's memory to: Families of Faith Christian Academy, 24466 West Eames Street, Channahon, Illinois 60410.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Connie's memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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