Austin Patrick Reiter was born March 14, 1996 in Bismarck ND, the son of Brian and Lisa (Huber) Reiter. Growing up, he attended St. Patrick's Grade School and graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in 2015.
Austin enjoyed his position as equipment manager for the Trinity Titans football team. He was honored to receive a football helmet from the team and coaches at the year-end awards banquet as recognition for his hard work and dedication. He was also proud to have operated the lights for multiple drama and play performances throughout high school.
Austin was continuing his education at the University of Mary in Bismarck, studying Criminal Justice, and was excited to be graduating in December. He had a lifelong passion to become a police officer, and a deep desire to help people and make a difference. While at the University of Mary, he worked for campus security as part of an internship program.
Austin loved more than anything spending time and hanging out with his brother and best friend, Lance. He was active in his church, serving for nine years as an altar server at Queen of Peace, which was very important to him. He enjoyed WWII history and loved to visit with anyone about the war, and learn more about history. His favorite hobbies included fishing, hunting, skiing, and teaching himself how to play guitar. His favorite time was hanging out with friends, camping and having bonfires. Austin loved the Green Bay Packers, Yankees, and especially the New York Rangers.
Austin made a deep impact on everybody he met and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, a scholarship in Austin's name in the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Mary will be established, helping someone to live Austin's dream of becoming a police officer. All proceeds will go towards this scholarship.
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