Matthew Fredric Reiter, 60 of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on September 4th, 2023, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Lori, his loving wife of two years, was at his side until the end. His family and friends are deeply saddened by his loss.
Matthew was born to Fredric and Mary Reiter in Le Sueur, Minnesota, on January 25th, 1963. He graduated from Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois, and attended Parkland College. He was a co-owner of a Security Management Company for several years earlier in his career before eventually selling the business.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Lori Vance Reiter; his parents, Fredric and Mary Reiter who reside in Champaign, Illinois; his children, Taylor and Joseph Reiter, as well as grandson Daxton Reiter; and his wife Lori’s children Eric, Michael, and Sarah Henderson. He is forever remembered by his sisters, Colleen Reiter and her husband Ray Yedinak, along with Sherry Reiter Dreibelbis and her husband Brian Dreibelbis.
Matthew was a loving husband. He married Lori Vance Reiter in summer of 2021 after reconnecting the year before. Matt and Lori had been college sweethearts in their youth but had lost touch and married other people. In April of 2020, Matt found out that Lori was living nearby in Carmel, Indiana, and reached out to her. They rekindled their relationship and realized they were meant to be together. They celebrated their love and were married in the Smokey Mountains in June of 2021. The time they had together as soulmates was short, but it was the happiest of Matt’s life.
Matthew fought his battle with cancer bravely and with true strength. He was determined to make the most of his time with Lori. In the final months, they visited family and numerous friends and spent their time doing all the things they loved together. In his younger days, Matt was a skilled golfer, and he was able to reconnect with longtime friends in Iowa to make one final pilgrimage to their old golf club. There, they enjoyed tall tales with lots of laughs and were able to say their goodbyes.
While we grieve his loss, we know that Matt is now free from the pain he suffered during his battle with cancer. More than likely, he’s now getting ready to tee off on the next hole. He would tell us, “Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon without the next green.” He is loved and remembered by many.