Community Outreach

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 complimentary program is warmly welcome.

Coats For Kids

Our Coats for Kids collection for 2019 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 coat drives with over 1450 coats collected! In addition to the coats were many hats, mittens, snowpants., etc. We want to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped meet this need for so many people in Sheboygan County. A special thank you is extended to the following:

American Orthodontics
Bemis Manufacturing
Bethlehem Lutheran School
Child’s Play Learning Center
Christ Child Academy
Ebenezer Church
EP Direct Printing
Grace Lutheran-Elkhart Lake
Howards Grove Chiropractic
Johnsonville Sausage
Kohler Credit Union
Kohler Generator
Kohler Schools
National Exchange Bank & Trust
Nemschoff
Northview Elementary School
Nouvelle Salon
Operation Warm, Inc.
Random Lake Elementary School
Saco Aei Polymers
Salem Plank Road United Church of Christ
Sheboygan County Jaycees
Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department
Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary
Sheboygan Evening Lions Club
Sheboygan Falls Healing Arts
Shoreline Woman’s Club
South High School
St. Dominic Church
St. Mark Lutheran
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Howards Grove
The Sheboygan Sun
Trinity Lutheran Church
Viking Masek
Vollrath Company
Wigwam Mills

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.