, Muskogee, OK


November 24, 2012

Bill “Larry” Reitnauer

1946 – 2012

— Bill “Larry” Reitnauer, 66, of Wagoner, died Monday, November 19, 2012. He was born on January 2, 1946 in Muskogee to William Lawrence Reitnauer, Sr. and Billie Jean (McElmurry) Reitnauer. Larry grew up in Muskogee where he attended school.

After graduation, he entered the military and served in the U.S. Army for three years. He continued serving his country for 25 years with the Oklahoma National Guard until his retirement in 2004. After returning home from the service he started a career at the U.S. Post Office where he worked as a mail carrier until he retired on March 3, 2007. Larry and Joan were married on October 21, 1991. They resided at Fort Gibson Lake until his passing.  While able, his favorite things to do were being outside, doing yard work, tinkering with things and jet skiing while his health allowed. Bill loved being with family especially his grandchildren and his dog Maggie Lou.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joan of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kim Reitnauer of Indiana, Steven and Denise Reitnauer and Ronnie and Kim Burns, all of Wagoner and Jon and Stacy Burns of Muskogee; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Clint Zickefoose of Glenpool; and grandchildren, Matthew, Madalynn, Cole, Pierce, Maddox, Kristen, Nicole, Codey, Tiffany, Dustin and Brent. Other survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Crystal and Jimmy and Heidi and David; one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Kathy; brothers, Justin Reitnauer and Jeremy Reitnauer: brothers-in-law, Bradford and wife, Anita, and Kenneth; extended family, Delores and Willis Meadors and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at Fosters’ Ivory Chapel.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made at


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