AS1 PO1 AW/SW Craig R. Reuter

Dec 3, 2017
Reuter Craig


10:30 AM on Friday, Dec. 15, at Cedar Valley Community Church: 3520 Ansborough Ave in Waterloo


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo with military honors


In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the family


Aviation Support Equipment Technician First Class Petty Officer (Aviation Warfare/ Surface Warfare) Craig R. Reuter, 35 who was stationed on the USS Makin Island LHD8 in San Diego, formerly of Hudson, Iowa, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 due to injuries received during a motorcycle accident.  

He was born October 30, 1982 in Waterloo, son of Douglas W. and Elizabeth A. Yocom Reuter.  

He graduated from Expo High School in 2001 and joined the United States Navy.  Craig was currently serving on the USS Makin Island.  During his career in the Navy, Craig served at the Fleet Readiness Center West, Lemoore, CA; USS Nimitz, Everett, WA,; AIMD, Corpus Christi, TX.;USS Bonhomme Richard, San Diego and the USS John S. McCain, Yokosuka, Japan.  He was a member of the FRA Branch 261 Club in Lemoore, CA.

He married Heidi Loucka on May 27, 2006 at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Waterloo.
Craig enjoyed life: his family, his son, friends, smoking a good brisket from time to time and enjoying his motorcycle, even riding it from California to Hudson. He worked hard and played hard. The life in the Navy provided him with great friends, accountability and structure, and the ability to go skydiving over Hawaii.  He worked hard and earned the Navy Achievement Medal.  

He is survived by his wife: Heidi; his son: Ayden both of Highland, CA; his parents: Douglas and Elizabeth Reuter of Hudson; a brother: Bret Reuter of Hudson; two sisters: Alexandrea (Jeff Colley) Reuter of Vista, Ca. and Faye Reuter of Hudson; maternal grandma: Sharon Yocom of Hudson; maternal grandpa: Craig (Julie) Yocom of LaPorte City; maternal great-grandma: Dorothy Stitt of Reinbeck; and paternal grandma: Darlene Reuter of Waterloo. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa: William Reuter, Jr. 


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  1. Mary Macera | Feb 04, 2018
    To the family and the friends of Craig Reuter, I express my deepest condolences. He was a dear friend of mine. While on the USS Bonhomme Richard, AS2 Jason Block would ask me multiple times to find my brother.... and while on deployment I found him. I stayed close to him and Heidi for years. I miss him everyday! 
  2. JimmyG | Dec 16, 2017

    Turn off that girly EDM music... 

  3. Joseph Americo | Dec 15, 2017

    To the Reuter Family,

    I'm terribly sorry to hear about the loss of Craig. He was a great man and a fun, pleasurable person to work with while stationed aboard the USS NIMITZ. May you rest in peace. 

    AS2 Joseph Americo

  4. Craig Yocom | Dec 14, 2017

    Craig was my grandson,  and I will miss him,but he is in God's care and I will see him soon

    Anchors away and good by for now buddy. 

  5. Richard Satterlee | Dec 14, 2017
    So sorry for your loss Doug & Family.
  6. Jody & Cal | Dec 13, 2017

    Doug, Liz & Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Christine Bork (Krieger) | Dec 12, 2017
    So sorry to hear of his passing.  I remember him from Hudson School.  Prayers to his family.  
  8. Beth Copeland | Dec 12, 2017

    My most sincere prayer that the Reuter family and friends find peace during this difficult time.  

    Craig was a character; I only met him once......unforgettable young man. One of the few that seemed to have the courage to live his life to the fullest.

  9. Linda Hickman | Dec 11, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. 

    Praying for comfort as you travel down this road.

    Fred and Linda Hickman

    John 14

  10. chassity eggleston | Dec 10, 2017

    Ive never known one person to have such a big impact on so many lives, you always put everybody before yourself no matter who they were. Im so thankful for the time i got to spend with you Craig, i will forever cherish the memories we have shared together. You will be missed deeply by everybody. May your beautiful soul rest easy. 

    I love you, CeeCee. 

    -Chassity Eggleston 

    My prayers go out to your family and friends through this extremely tough time. 

  11. Sophia Reuter | Dec 10, 2017
    Craig will be missed by everybody who knew him. I wish that I had known him better, but I will always have fond memories of my cousin. There are no words to describe this loss, I offer my sincerest condolences and love to all.
  12. Ryan Reuter | Dec 10, 2017
    Praying for strength and solace for all family and friends.
  13. Deb Nolan | Dec 10, 2017
    So sorry for your loss, Craig we will miss you. Sending love and prayers

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