The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Carlson at Santa Cruz Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 30th. The burial will follow at a grave site in Austin. There will be a reception after the graveside service at Santa Cruz.
The Rosary will be at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda, TX at 7:30 PM on Monday, May 29th, Msgr. Charles Elmer and Fr. Patrick Serna, presiding.
Donations, Condolences and Flowers:
In lieu of flowers people are encouraged to send donations to the Father Todd Memorial Fund. In addition to defraying the costs of the funeral and burial Fr. Todd’s family hopes to donate the funds to a charity that Father Todd supported. You may send donations to the following address:
Father Todd Reitmeyer Memorial Fund
Wells Fargo Bank
505 Round Rock Ave.
Round Rock, TX 78664
If anyone chooses to send flowers they can be sent to the Funeral home at:
Cook-Walden / Capital Parks Funeral Home
14501 North IH 35
Pflugerville, TX 78660
You may send cards and condolences for his family to:
c/o Bill Reitmeyer
Hutto, TX 78634
Fr. Todd’s family and friends appreciate all the comments so far and your outpouring of love. Thank you.
If you have any photos or videos with Father Todd, please send them as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org for a slideshow we are preparing for the funeral reception.
Travel to Austin:
For those of you traveling to Austin, we have arranged a special rate of $79 (+tax) at The Fairfield Inn & Suites for the evening of the 29th. Call the hotel to make the reservation and mention that Mesh approved this bereavement rate. This Hotel has free Airport Shuttle.
If you click “continue reading…” below you can read Fr. Todd’s obituary from the Sioux Falls Diocesan Website which contains information about his family.
Priest of the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese killed in Texas water accident
Father Todd Reitmeyer, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls serving in Faulkton, Seneca and Orient, SD was killed in a jet ski accident while vacationing in Texas on May 24.
Father Reitmeyer is a native of the Austin, Texas area who was ordained a priest here in 2003. He was currently home to visit family and friends during his vacation. The accident occurred on Lake Travis near Austin.
Father Reitmeyer was born on May 13, 1969 to David and Phyllis Reitmeyer in Virginia. His father was in the military so the family moved some, but eventually settled in the Austin, Texas area. His father suffered a stroke and died in 1992. He graduated from Texas A&M, and earned a Masters degree in counseling from Northwest Missouri State. His discernment of his vocation led him to meet Bishop Robert Carlson, and eventually Todd moved to South Dakota, living in Faulkton with then pastor Father Terry Anderson for several months before entering the seminary. He attended St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN before studying Theology at North American College in Rome.
He was ordained on June 13, 2003 at St. Joseph Cathedral by Bishop Robert Carlson. His first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Michael, Sioux Falls. He then became administrator of St. Michael, Herreid, St. Anthony, Selby and St. Joseph, Eureka where he served from January of 2004 until June of 2005. For the past year he has served as administrator at St. Thomas, Faulkton and St. Boniface, Seneca, as well as sacramental minister for St. Joseph, Orient. He served as spiritual director for St. Margaret Fellowship, the association of Catholic home school families since August 2003.
Father Todd is survived by his mother Phyllis Steiger of Rochester, MN; two brothers, William of Austin, TX and Thomas of College Station, TX; his sister, Christina Sheely of Coldwater, MI, and many friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Santa Cruz, Buda, TX on Tuesday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. A Scripture service will be held at the Church Monday evening at 7:30. He will be buried at Assumption Cemetery, Austin, TX.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, at noon on Wednesday, May 31, celebrated by Bishop Samuel Aquila, apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.