EDWARD H. REINHARDT
Reverend Edward Reinhardt, age 85 of Faribault, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Latimer, IA on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Marion Center Cemetery, rural Latimer.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, October 24th from 3 to 5 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Edward H.C. Reinhardt, the son of Edwin and Sophie (Schumacher) Reinhardt, was born September 11, 1929 in Okawville, IL. He attended Okawville Schools, graduating from the High School in 1948. Edward went on to attend Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, graduating with a B.A. in 1952. In 1955, he graduated from Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, MO with an MDV.
In 1953, he married Kathryn Meyer from Iowa, whom he met at Elmhurst College. Together they served churches in Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota starting in the Evangelical & Reformed denomination, which later became the United Church of Christ. Churches served were St. Paul's U.C.C., Sumner, IA; St. Peter's U.C.C., Geneva, IA; Nativity U.C.C., Livonia, MI; Zion U.C.C., Hubbard, IA and St. Luke's U.C.C., Faribault, MN. Later, he served as an interim in Freeborn, Dodge Center and Millville, MN.
Ed was known for his 3 point sermons, but on occasion added another 1 or 2 points. Ed enjoyed fishing, especially in Minnesota; golfing; traveling across the U.S. with the kids and the camper; card games; plus a few weeks spent in Palm Springs, CA with friends and relatives in the winter.
Ed is survived by his wife Kathryn of Faribault; daughter, Ann Reinhardt of Montour, IA; son, Mark (and Maureen) Reinhardt of Neillsville, WI; six grandchildren, Megan and Sydney Henricks, Nicole, Lauren, Ethan and Luke Reinhardt.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph in childhood; a sister, Delores in infancy and a half brother, Leroy.
Name: Bob and Ellen Hagen
Date: Sunday November 02, 2014
We have such great memories of you all in Hubbard. I can clearly picture Rev Ed with one girl and Anne with the other when the twins were baptized. So glad we were able to see you after the move to MN. Think about you when we go to Brooklyn Park to see Sarah. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Name: Bob and Diana Brandt
Date: Tuesday October 28, 2014
I will miss my second father and my childhood spiritual influence. I am a better person for having met Rev. Ed. I am glad I continued to visit with Ed and Kathy over the years in Minnesota. Those are memories that will live with me my remaining day on earth. Kathy, Ann, Mark, and families... you are in our prayers. Love, Bob and Diana Brandt and family.
Name: Shonda Aldinger Deranleau
Date: Friday October 24, 2014
Kathy and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Rev. Reinhardt death. He played a very important role in my early faith formation. There are many Sunday's, as I deliver my messages, that I wish I could pound on the pulpit like he did. I think he may have done that just to make sure dad was awake for at least part of the service though. My memories of the St. Peter's bowling team often bring a smile to my face - he was so good as kidding around with the various Ernie's, Leo and Lavern. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.
Name: Pat Kroll Kreimeyer
Date: Thursday October 23, 2014
I fondly remember Ed and Kathy when they were in Geneva and I was growing up in Ackley. The ministers and families often got together and I remember those times warmly. Ed was vibrant and fun and Kathy warm and caring. In recent times it has been a pleasure to stay in touch through Ann at Pilgrim Heights. It's interesting how lives interrelate. I know Ed lived a full life and will be missed.
Name: LeeAnn Bauer Edinger
Date: Thursday October 23, 2014
Kathy and family I was so sad to see that Rev Ed had passed. My family and I have such fond memories of him. He helped us through some rough times. We so enjoyed his sermons and the laughter he brought to our hearts. I never had a problem getting the kids to go to church because they admired him so. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Sorry I can't be there tomorrow. May God bless you and keep you in his loving embrace. LeeAnn
Name: Christine Sorensen
Date: Wednesday October 22, 2014
I Met Pastor Rheinhardt in the early days of my ministry as a member of the Faribault Ministerial Association. I used to tell him that I expected him to sing "For the Beauty of the Earth" at my funeral. He had such a delightful, praising voice. May his memory be only a blessing. In the peace of Christ, Christine Sorensen