James R. Reetz, 72, of South Bend, Ind., passed away at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw, Ind.
On April 27, 1940, he was born in Charles City, Iowa, to Carlton and Darlien (Phillips) Reetz Sr. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963.
Living most of his life in South Bend, James worked as a landscaper for J.J. Landscaping Company. He was a former vice commander at the American Legion Post 357. He was also an avid pool player and played in several pool tournaments at the legion.
He is survived by two daughters: Theresa ‘Trish’ Hershberger, Warsaw; Misty Montalbano, Crystal Lake, Ill.; his companion: Peggy Kline, South Bend; one sister: Barbara Boggas, Charles City, Iowa; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Sharon Sadler; a brother: Carlton ‘Sonny’ Reetz Jr.; and a grandson: Nathaniel Hershberger.
There are no visitation and services planned. Burial will be at a later date.