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Reinhardt, Keith G. 1922-1998


Posted By: Patricia Morehouse (email)
Date: 3/6/2007 at 11:55:22

Keith G. Reinhardt

Keith G. Reinhardt was born at McGregor, Iowa January 12, 1922, son of Arlo and Anna Wick Reinhardt. The family later moved to Guttenburg, Iowa where he was raised and graduated from the Guttenburg High School with the class of 1939. He then attented Junior College in Elkader, Iowa, graduating in 1941.

On November 9, 1942, Keith enlisted in the Army-Airforce 67th Troop Carrier Squadron, 433rd Troop Carrier Group. During World War II he served in New Guiena, N. Solomons and the Philippines. He was discharged from this World War II Duty October 22, 1945 and later served in the Korean War.

On June 16, 1943, Keith was united in marriage to Helene Hoth, in Hamlet, North Carolina. They made there home in Guttenburg after his tour of duty.

Keith and his father Arno operated Reinhardt Pontiac Service in Guttenburg until 1962, when he began his teaching career.

Keith received his BS in education in 1965, his MS in 1967, and Specialist in 1971, all from Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa. He taught in Union-Whitten, Legrand, Dunbar, and Ferguson, before moving to the Adair-Casey School District to become there elementry principle in 1966. In July 1971 he moved to Dow City, Iowa where he served as Superintendent of Schools until retiring in 1986.

Keith was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dow City where he served as secretary for many years. His special interests included, hunting, fishing, boating, teaching, and buying new cars. He delighted in watching his children and grandchildren grow and become there own person.

Keith and Helene moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, September 25, 1995 where he has since resided.

Keith died Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 1998 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, in Denison, Iowa. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 76 years, 10 months, 26 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those who remain to cherish his memeory are his wife, Helene Reinhardt of Eventide in Denison, Iowa, three children and there spouses, Bradley and Cindy Reinhardt of Davenport, Iowa, Linda and Mark Madison, of Cumberland, Iowa, and Brent and Julie Reinhardt of Liberty, Missouri, nine grandchildren, Brian, Corey, Wendy Reinhardt, Mark Harris and wife Michelle, Marne and husband Rob Murray, Heather and Benjamen Madison, Mathew and Sara Reinhardt, one greatgranddaughter Sarah Fixmer, and one brother Allen Reinhardt and wife Rose of Guttenburg, Iowa, two sisters, Lois and husband Dayton Lang of Ankeny, Iowa and Mary Sherman of Fredericksburg, Virginia, brother-in-law Ruben Hoth of Monona, Iowa, sister-in-law Helen Hoth of Rogers, Arkansas, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday December 4, 1998 at the Bethelhem Lutheran Church, in Dow City, Iowa, with the Rev. Larry G. Lemke officiating. Music for the services included three congregational hymns, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", " Just as I am without one Plea", "I'm But A Stranger Here", with Karen Kahl serving as organist.

Graveside services and interment were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 1998, at the Clayton Center Cemetery, Clayton, Iowa, with the Rev. Harold McMillin officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Guttenburg, Iowa American Legion Post.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison! Iowa and Tuecke and Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenburg Iowa were in charge of arrangements.


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