Funeral arrangements announced for Chester Reiten
The Reiten family announced that funeral services for Chester Reiten, who died Jan. 22 in Minot, will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the Minot State University campus. All campus parking lots will be cleared and made available for public use, with unrestricted guest parking the entire day.
"The family is grateful to President Fuller and the entire MSU staff for graciously offering the use of such a beautiful and spacious facility," said David Reiten. "Our dad was a man who thought in terms of limitless possibilities, and to celebrate his life in such a grand facility is both a tribute to his beliefs and an honor for our family."
Reiten came to Minot in 1956 and became an early broadcasting pioneer with the purchase of KXMC-TV. Reiten Broadcasting grew to include radio and television stations in Bismarck, Williston and Dickinson.
His lifelong commitment to Minot and the surrounding area was evident in his civic engagement with the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, Trinity Medical Center board, lengthy service as Minot mayor, state senate representative and Norsk Høstfest founder.
A light reception will be held in the McFarland Gallery following the service.