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Donald W. Reinitz

August 27, 1939 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 82)

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Donald Reinitz of Mt. Vernon, passed away Monday afternoon July 25, 2022 surrounded by his family at the home of his son, Brian. He was born August 27, 1939, the son of Arno F. and Bessie E. (Hunt) Reinitz. He married Sheila A Toothman on March 14, 1964 and she preceded him in death on January 11, 2019.

Don is survived by his sons: Brian (Kim) Reinitz & Mark Reinitz. Grandchildren: Jessica (Ben) Anselman, Michea (Ryan) Wittenbraker, Payton (Abbey)Powers & Mark Gray. Great-grandchildren: Reinitz, Walker Wayne & Pfeiffer, Anselman, Kaleb & Rhett Lee Wittenbraker. Sister: Deborah Stieff. Brothers: Fred (Rachel) & Joseph (Jamie) Reinitz.

During Don’s lifetime he had a host of different jobs, he was a member of several unions & also a self owned businessman. He worked as a steel hauler at Babcox and Wilcox quickly moving up to Process Engineer. He retired from Whirlpool. He owned & operated “The BBQ Place,” “Exon Gas Station” & a mechanic/body shop. He was a lifetime member of Owen Dunn Post #5, the Mt. Vernon Elks 277 Club & the Mt. Vernon Boat Club. He was a 15 year member of the Fire & Rescue as well as one of their former presidents. He was a veteran of the United States Army as a telegraph operator & a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.

Don retired at the age 57. During his retirement he & Sheila loved to travel. They would frequent Gatlinburg, Kentucky Lake and traveling the Unites States with Friends. If they weren’t traveling you would most likely find them at one of their grandchildren's sporting events. They would always be the first arrivers sometimes even before the venue opened to save seats for others. Some of his others hobbies included: fishing, boating, teaching everyone in his family to water ski, auto mechanic &body work.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday July 29, 2022, at the Denning Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon, IN. Friends may call from 5 p.m until time of services at the Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Owen Dunn Post #5. Online condolences may be left at denningfamilyfuneralhome.com


Services

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Denning Family Funeral Home
1330 E. 4th St.
Mount Vernon, IN 47620

Memorial Service
Friday
July 29, 2022

7:00 PM
Denning Family Funeral Home
1330 E. 4th St.
Mount Vernon, IN 47620

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