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Floriss Austin Reitz

Died: Monday, January 20, 2003
Age: 90
Floriss Austin Reitz, 90, Shorewood, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, in Naperville, Ill.

She was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Genoa City, the daughter of William and Josephine Sax Dennis.

As a teenager, she was an accomplished horseback rider and loved to ice skate.

She also worked alongside her father performing all the regular chores on the family farm, including milking cows, and working the fields with a team of horses and later with a tractor.

She married Edwin Austin June 8, 1930, in Woodstock, Ill. He died in February 1993.

On July 19, 1959, she married Raymond Reitz in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Joliet, Ill.

She is survived by her husband; and a son, Charles Austin. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Donald Austin; a sister, Veretta Orr; and a brother, Stanley Dennis.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Community Church of Richmond, 5714 Broadway St., Richmond, Ill., with the Rev. Lee Jany officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Genoa City. Arrangements were made by Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, Richmond.

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