January 20, 1879, Lyons, Kansas.
November 1, 1966, Inglewood, California.
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.
After ordination, Reitz pastored at the First Baptist Church, Berlin, Wisconsin (1918–21); the Rosehill Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California; and the Fairview Heights Baptist Church, Inglewood, California (1926–52). He wrote over 100 Gospel songs in his lifetime.
One of his acquaintances, Jack Clifford, tells this story:
He told meJack, remember that God is able to sustain you in all times.He then went on to tell me (a young aspiring preacher) that he had preached a sermon on Sunday, buried his wife on Monday, and his daughter on Tuesday. It has always stuck with me.
He called himself anoctogeranium.
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