Born in Green Bay, Wis., he was a son of the late Lohman D. Reiter Sr. and Violet Richard Reiter. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1958, following graduation from East High School in Green Bay. He earned his commission in 1969, following graduation from Indiana University with a bachelor of science in business. He later received a master’s degree in management from Troy State University. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps in 1983 after a 25-year career.
Following his Air Force career, he earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1985. He practiced law in Sumter from 1986 until his retirement in 2006, most recently with the firm of Young, Reiter, Keffer and Donnald. He was a member of the American, South Carolina and the Sumter County Bar associations and the American and South Carolina Trail Lawyer associations.
He was past president of the Sumter Lions Club, a master Mason, a member of Claremont Lodge No. 64, and a life member of the York Rite Bodies of South Carolina. He was a member of American Legion Post 15. He was also a life member of the Military Officers Association of America and was a past president of the Santee-Wateree Chapter. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Godfather's Group at Sunset Country Club.
Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include a sister and brother-in-law, Ellen Reiter Lindberge Fuhriman and Crae Fuhriman, both of Green Bay.
The family held a Liturgy of Christian Burial Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at St. Ann Catholic Church for both Mr. Reiter and his mother-in-law with the Rev. Thomas Burke, C.Ss.R officiating.
Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sumter Lions Club, P.O. Box 2513, Sumter, SC 29151; or to St. Anne Catholic Church, 216 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150.
You may sign the family's guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.
The family chose Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.