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Reinig, Gerald John (1923 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/28/2022 at 19:16:25

Name of deceased: Gerald John Reinig

Aged: 98 yrs, 4 mo, 9 days

Residence: Portsmouth, Shelby County, IA

Born: Nov. 30, 1923; rural Panama, Shelby County, IA

Died: April 8, 2022; Portsmouth, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, April 19, 2022; St. Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan, IA; burial was in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Wife of 73 years, Loanne Reinig of Portsmouth, IA; children, John Reinig of Portsmouth, IA, Joseph Reinig of Portsmouth, IA, Leroy Reinig of Orange, CA, Mary (spouse, Dan) Kertz of Moberly, MO, and David Reinig of Little Sioux, IA; grandchildren, Andrew and Grace Kertz, and Carson Reinig; siblings, Helen Mouser of Wichita, KS, Alice Reinig (spouse, Norm Schoenfeld) of Del Mar, CA, and Ed (spouse, Betty) Reinig of Harlan, IA; sisters-in-law, Jann Reinig of Portsmouth, IA and Sylvia Kepford of Fullerton, CA; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, John and Margaret (nee Schwery) Reinig

Education: Attended country school #7 in Washington Township, Shelby County, IA, which is now displayed as a museum in Panama, IA. He complete school through Grade 8.

Religious affiliation: Was an active and strong supporter of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish of Panama, IA, and then of St. Michael’s Parish in Harlan, IA. He believed in helping others as always supported Bishop Arkfeld’s mission in New Guinea and the Knights of Columbus. Additionally, he provided substantial financial support to 49 charities.

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Loanne Buman; 1949; location not provided

Employment: After he left school, Gerald worked on the family’s farm, planting checked corn, picking corn by hand, thrashing crops, hand milking cows, and tending to horses.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed parish picnics, fairs, fundraisers, farm shows, community events, and watching Lawrence Welk or listening to polka music; loved to travel, including overseas and to all 50 states

Sources: knodfm.com; pauleyjones.com


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