Katherine J. Reitman

April 4, 2021


Katherine J. Reitman, 85, of Monmouth and Libertyville, Illinois passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 surrounded by her family. She is remembered for her kind and gentle spirit supportive of her children and grandchildren. She is remembered for working at the Libertyville Toyota dealership and was a member of the Methodist Church. Katherine is preceded in death by her husband Jack, the former Mayor of Monmouth and Libertyville Fire Chief; her parents Katherine Nelson and Hugh Peck; her sisters Pat and Eleanor, and brother Hugh. Katherine is survived by her children Teresa Simon of Libertyville, Hugh Reitman of Grayslake, Rodger Reitman of Montana, John Reitman Jr. (Darrell Buckman) of Florida, and Deena (Marty) Neal of Libertyville; her grandchildren Kellen Linderman, Tony (Sarah) Simon, Brock Simon, Lindsay Hennebery, Ryan (Mary) Reitman, Gina Reitman, Taylor Reitman, Addie Neal, Jack Neal, Sean Neal, and Joey Neal; and her great-grandchildren Abigail and Nate, Peyton and Jack, Evelyn, Muriel, and Dean, Harper and Paige, Cameron, Sawyer, and Weston; her brother Dennis (Sue) Nelson; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

A graveside service and interment will be held at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 10, 2021. Her family plans to arrive at the funeral home at 1:30 PM prior to the service. 

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Myrle Madole

May 17, 2021 11:17 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Fred Jenks

April 13, 2021 1:29 PM

My condolences to Jean’s family. We remember the many times at Jack and Jean’s house here in Monmouth when they were raising their family, Jean as mother and Jack as dad and fireman. We enjoyed many hours with them through the Monmouth Jaycees in which they were both very active. They are together again,


April 12, 2021 5:44 PM

Jean was always nice, and a  friendly lady . Jack and her made a great couple . Jack was my Dad's Army supply sergeant in Korea and I helped Jack & Jean moved furniture into their home in Monmouth after Jack retired from the Libertyville Fire Department . Jack was the City of Monmouth Mayor in 2002 and he appointed me as Monmouth Fire Chief .   In 2010 as Fire Chief we planted a tree in Jack's memory at our new Fire Station !   RIP Jean   /
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Dorit Niemann

April 12, 2021 3:29 PM

Sending love to all of you during this difficult time.
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April 10, 2021 7:40 AM

May you find comfort and peace knowing that God has a new Angel.
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