Arnold Alvin Reuter, 94, of Rancho Cucamonga died peacefully on Monday, July 20th, 2020 under the care of hospice. Memorial services through Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park-Westlake Village will be at the gravesite on Saturday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will be at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park-Westlake Village.
Arnold was born June 15th, 1926 to the late Jacob and Amelia (Kern) Reuter in Detroit, Michigan. The day after graduating from high school in 1944 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the 3rd Army in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1946. He went to work for Burrough’s Corporation in 1947 with whom he worked first in Detroit and then transferring to Westlake Village, California in 1986 until his retirement in 1986. He worked for Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park from 1996 until he retired again in 2016.
Arnold met the love of his life Dorothea Marie Spielburg in Detroit while taking out the trash across the alley. They were married in Detroit on May 24, 1952. Dorothea preceded him in death on July 6, 1987. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and sons David (Vickie) of Chandler, AZ, Mark (Cathy) of Medford, WI and Brian (Pat) of Winston-Salem, NC. He is further survived by eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Arthur, Harold, Melvin and Raymond and sisters Mildred and Lily.
He was active in square dancing and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a longtime member of New Hope Lutheran Church where he was an active member since its inception. He also enjoyed baseball, bridge and dining out with his companion Barbara Sutliff.
On August 22, 2020 family, friends, and fellow members from New Hope Lutheran Church of Agoura Hills gathered at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California to remember and celebrate the life of Arnold Reuter. This memorial video includes pictures from Arnold’s life, his own faith story previously shared during a service at New Hope Church, the graveside service officiated by Pastor Craig Beeker and Deacon Lynn Bulock, and recorded tributes given by members from New Hope. Arnold was a gentleman, a man of duty and a believer of strong faith. His life motto, given to him early on by his mother was, “You do what you have to do.” Arnold did just that throughout his life. From serving General Patton in World War II to serving his church, Arnold was known for his honesty and his desire to make a difference in any way he could. He will be missed and remembered.