Community Outreach

Coats For Kids

 Our Coats for Kids collection for 2018 has come to an end and the coats have been distributed to those in need by the Salvation Army.  We are grateful for all the individuals, businesses and service clubs that have participated in collecting coats for the less fortunate in Sheboygan County.  This past year was one of our most successful yet with over 1,700 coats collected!  In addition to the coats collected there were many hats, mittens, snow pants and scarves, bringing the total to 1,940 donated items!  We want to extend a warm thank you to the Salvation Army for their efforts in the distribution of the coats as well as everyone who brought coats to fulfill the need for so many people in Sheboygan County. We would like to especially thank the following organizations for their generous coat donations:

  • American Orthodontics
  • Aurora Customer Service Department
  • Bemis Manufacturing
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School
  • Better Life Chiropractic and Wellness
  • Bullard Children’s Dentistry
  • Christ Child Academy
  • Christ Community Church
  • Christian Life Church
  • Ebenezer UCC
  • EP Direct Printing
  • Fit Body Boot Camp
  • Franzen Graphics
  • Grace Lutheran-Elkhart Lake
  • Grace United Church of Christ-Kohler
  • Here We Grow Child Care Center
  • Howards Grove Chiropractic
  • Johnsonville
  • Kohler Credit Union
  • Kohler Generator
  • Kohler High School – Student Council
  • Medical Arts
  • MilliporeSigma
  • National Exchange Bank and Trust
  • Northview Elementary School
  • PEO Chapter CJ
  • Plymouth Foam
  • Random Lake Elementary School
  • Saco Aei Polymers
  • Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club
  • Sheboygan Evening Lions Club
  • St. Dominic Parish
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church
  • The Beacon
  • The Sheboygan Sun
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Viking Masek
  • Wigwam Mills
  • Wilson Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Wolf-Olson VFW Post 1230


Handling The Holidays

We realize that each year for many of you, this may be the first holiday season without a family member or close friend… and it is hard to imagine the holidays being happy.

Each year we host our “Handling the Holidays” program at a location comfortable for anyone to attend. Our featured speaker, Richard J. Obershaw, is a nationally recognized Grief Therapist and Founder of the Grief Center in Lakeville, MN. He has more than 30 years of specialized grief therapy experience and lectures across the United States. In a relaxed casual atmosphere, he blends gentle humor with practical advice on how to cope, new ways to participate in the holiday celebrations and how to memorialize a loved one. At the conclusion of the program each year, we have a candle lighting ceremony in honor and memory of our loved ones. Anyone in the community that would like to attend this program is warmly welcome.

Lending Library

Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home has updated helpful material in our Lending Library located in the Family Resource Center. We bring our library to Sheboygan as a part of our commitment to community outreach. We feel strongly in our responsibility to share our expertise so as to better educate the community.

Our library contains more than one hundred and fifty books, videos, brochures and pamphlets on issues of loss in our daily lives. Literature and videos can be checked out for a month at a time. Simply visit our library between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Our library includes materials on the following subjects: loss and grief situations connected with the death of a family member, co-worker or friend; suicide, AIDS, SIDS, prenatal loss, divorce, and readjustment to life after abuse.

We also extend an invitation to individuals in our schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups to tour our funeral home. Our tours provide the opportunity to learn firsthand about funeral service in our society today.

Lending Library Resources

Memorial Garden

Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home has created a memorial garden with flag pole to honor all Sheboygan County men and women who bravely served the United States during both peacetime and war. On Memorial Day, Friday, May 30, 2003, we dedicated this area at South Twelfth Street and Spruce Court. Dignitaries in attendance were: State Senator Joe Leibham, The Honorable James Schramm Mayor of Sheboygan, Alderman Daniel Berg and the City of Sheboygan Police Honor Guard. More than fifty veteran honorees representing area Veteran of Foreign Wars Posts were in attendance. An Invocation was given by Deacon Michael Burch, Parish Director of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Representatives of the United States Army and United States Navy conducted the Military Honors. This detail was supplied by the Military Honors Program through the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.