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Wayne Jude ReinhardtNovember 14, 1943 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 73)
Wayne J. Reinhardt, 73, Neenah, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, April 30, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at home. He was born on November 14, 1943, in Neenah, the son of Robert and Theresa (Rouse) Reinhardt. Wayne was a fun, loving, caring, and kind husband, father, and friend. He was very devoted to his family, especially his grandsons. Wayne retired from Banta Publishing Company in 2006. He was united in marriage to Carol Ann Smith on August 8, 1964 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Appleton. Wayne was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Parish, Neenah, and a longtime volunteer at the St. Joseph Food Pantry. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, and trying to grow honeycrisp apples.
Wayne is survived by his wife Carol; two children: Leann (Dan) Boyea, Cedarburg; and Jeffery Reinhardt, Kansas City, MO; 2 grandsons: Spencer and Oliver Reinhardt; 3 siblings: Robert (Jeanine) Reinhardt, Jerome Reinhardt, and Patricia (Fred) Relien; many-in-laws, nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Roger Reinhardt, and his father- and mother-in-law: Lyola and Clyde Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the St. Joseph Food Pantry, 1465A Opportunity Way, Menasha, WI 54952.
Wayne's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice.