He was born in Weesatche on Aug. 28, 1934 to Alonzo and Leona Friedrich Reitz.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Stoever Reitz, and second wife, Ida Mergele Reitz.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracie Fielding (Kevin) of Weesatche; a sister, Janice Gaida of Yorktown; a brother, Maurice Reitz of Weesatche; grandchildren, Nicole, Megan and Tyler; two step-sons, one step-daughter, six step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Dennis was a member of St Andrew's Lutheran Church in Weesatche, American Hereford Association, South Texas Hereford Association and Texas Hereford Association.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Goliad Funeral Home Chapel in Goliad from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Goliad Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. C.B. Suggs officiating. Burial will follow at Weesatche Cemetery.