Marguerite Ulliman-Reith, age 83, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, passed away early morning Thursday, February 25th, 2021 to be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Marguerite is survived by her husband Harry Reith, his children Karl, Doug, Kristy and Greg, Marguerite’s sons Terence O’Connor and Michael Ulliman, her sister Jeanne McCormack, her 7 grandchildren-Nichole, Kathleen, Maura, Kacie, Kellie, Emily, Sarah, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons Timothy, Mark and Brian O’Connor, sisters Jacqueline Weis and Claire Clemens and brother, Father Paul Bueter.
Marguerite was born in March of 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Raymond and Annette Bueter. Her father Raymond owned Bueter Chevrolet, a prominent Fort Wayne business in the late 1940’s and 50’s. Marguerite was the youngest of five children and spent her early years in Fort Wayne, Indiana attending Central Catholic High School and moved to Ohio to attend Mount St. Joseph college in 1955. Shortly thereafter, Marguerite met and married Bill O’Connor and had 4 sons, Tim, Mark, Terry and Brian while residing in Springfield, Ohio. In 1972, Marguerite divorced and eventually moved to South Florida marrying Paul Ulliman having another son, Michael Ulliman. Also while in South Florida, Marguerite became a Registered Nurse and had an amazing 18 year career caring for at risk newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Riviera Beach, Fl. Marguerite and family would spend a month of every summer enjoying the sun and water at Lake Wawasee, Indiana where some of her fondest memories were made. In 2005 Marguerite and Paul divorced where she moved back to Ft. Wayne and was introduced by her brother, Father Paul Bueter to Harry Reith with whom she would spend the rest of her life dancing at Hall’s Guest House, faithfully attending St. Jude’s Catholic Church, spending time with family and falling asleep on the couch watching the news. Marguerite had many friends whom she loved dearly and was a lifelong dog lover and owner. Lastly, Marguerite was a devout Catholic, devoted to Mother Mary, loved our Lord and is currently enjoying His perpetual light until we see her again.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Saint Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Tuition Assistance.