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Gary Reinhardt

June 30, 1943 — June 25, 2024

Gary Leo Reinhardt

Gary Leo Reinhardt (80) passed away peacefully on June 25, 2024. Born June 30, 1943 to the late Leo and Helen Reinhardt, Gary lived a life full of active service to family, country, and community.

Gary made many life-long friends as a student at Saint Bernard's high school as part of the first graduating class. He was part of the Como speed skating club, played football, worked on classic cars, and sang in the choir. A gifted singer, he was often cast as the lead male character opposite Louanne Troye. Louanne would, in time, become Louanne Reinhardt.

After graduation he continued his education with the goal of becoming a commercial artist. During that time, he took a warehouse position with Montgomery Ward. He held numerous positions with that company until his retirement. He also became an Army Reservist, where he discovered a lasting love of cooking.

Gary and Louanne spent 56 years together in a dedicated and loving partnership. They welcomed into this world 4 children and Gary worked tirelessly to provide a stable and supportive home for his family. This family grew with the addition of 2 grandchildren. These boys became the light of his life and brought joy and contentment into a heart already full.

An active outdoorsman, he hunted ducks, fished, played golf, and found relaxation in his garden. He enjoyed drawing waterfowl, designing holiday cards and assisting family with home improvements. He was an avid bowler and a member of various leagues, becoming a youth coach in later years. As a member of MSRA, he restored a classic 1928 Ford Model A and took pride in preserving a part of history.

As a member of Saint Bernard's parish, he practiced his culinary skills as head cook for the parish State Fair Dining Hall, fundraising dinners, Friday fish fries and Catholic Order of Forester events.

Gary was a fighter. He overcame many medical setbacks before his final illness. He is survived by his loving wife Louanne, children Susan, Sally (Jeff) Ward, John (Heather Davis) and Joseph, grandchildren Adam and Erik Ward and brother Wayne (Deb). He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Helen.

Mass of Christian Burial for Gary Reinhardt will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 AM at Church of St. Bernard (187 Geranium Ave. W) with visitation an hour prior.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery.

A luncheon will follow services at Bradshaw (1078 Rice St.) at 1:00 PM.

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