Juneau resident David Christopher Reutter died April 27, 2001, in Juneau.
He was born April 1, 1942, in Watseka, Ill. He lived in Illinois and California and served in the U.S. Navy before moving to Alaska in 1962 to work for the Alaska Railroad. He lived in Bethel, Chevak and Sitka before moving to Juneau. He worked as a shipwright's helper, logger, deck-hand engineer, longshoreman, construction laborer and grocery store assistant manager.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting, fishing, clam digging, berry picking, hiking, diving and putting away native foods for the winter. He loved flowers and especially enjoyed the hot spring of Tenakee. He was adopted by Innocent Williams' family of Sitka into the Eagle Moiety, Kogwantaan.
He was preceded in death by his father David Christopher Reutter, his mother Dorothy Ready and his aunt Nettie Reutter. He is survived by his wife Patti Reutter of Juneau; daughter Amber Reutter of Olympia, Wash.; stepfather Pete Ready of Monrovia, Calif.; sisters Pam Reutter and Roberta Spencer of California; uncles Dick and Roland Reutter of Watseka; aunt Harriett Reutter of Peoria and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Walter Bennett, Alex Duran, Tommy Jimmie, Dave Luther, Judson Thomas and Bobby Turner.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glacier Valley Church of God.