Obit: Reinart, Peter G. (1912 - 1999)

Contact:  Ann Brown

----Source: Family Records

Peter G. Reinart

Peter "Pete" G. Reinart, 87, of Merrillan, died on Friday, Aug. 13, 1999 at Family Heritage Nursing Home, Black River Falls, where he had resided since February.

He was born on March 9, 1912, in Currie, Minn., to parents Martin and Daisy (Knoll) Reinart. He manied Viola Gohde on July 8, 1937, in Fairview, Wis. He worked as a truck fanner, growing vegetables and berries. He and his wife owned Pete and Vi's Bar in Merrillan for thirteen years. For several years, he worked part time for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. He was a member of the Merillan Volunteer Fire Department, the Sportsmen's Club, the Horseshoe Club and he was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Reinart of Merrillan; three sons, Frank Reinart of Merrillan, Roger (Marilyn) Reinart of Black River Falls, and Joe (Nancy) Reinart Of Wonewoc; two daughters, Dorothy (Marlin) Blondey of New London and Helen (James) Schmidt Of Clayton; four brothers, John Reinart of Neillsville, George Reinart of Sparta, William Reinart of Tomah and Lawrence Reinart of Wind Lake; two sisters: Irene Turner and Marie Lepke, both of Neillsville; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; besides many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services for Peter "Pete" G. Reinart were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Alma Center, with Reverend David Ziegelmaier officiating. Burial took place in Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Alma Center. Friends called at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Horne on Tuesday evening from 5 - 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Casketbearers were Rick Gohde, Tom Schmidt, Ken Christian, Ron Reinart, Pete Fitzmaurice, Norman Roningen and Randy Brown. Honorary bearers were Virgil Hill and Martin Kalina.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Alma Center or the Merillan First Responders.



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