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Kay E. Reineking

Feb 17, 1937 - Feb 05, 2022


Kay E. Reineking, age 84, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls. She was born in Kenosha, WI on February 17, 1937. She is the daughter of the late Irvin and Esther O’Grady Kautzer.
Kay attended St. Dominic Catholic grade school and Sheboygan North High School, graduating in 1955. On September 13, 1958 she married her best friend Robert (Bob) Reineking at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Kay was a proud homemaker and took great pride in raising her three children.
She was a lifelong member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. She spent countless hours volunteering at both school and parish activities. The most important things in Kay’s life were her faith, her husband Bob, her children and grandchildren and celebrating holidays and life’s big events with family. Kay enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing, gardening, puzzles, and playing games with friends and family. She was always ready for a Rummikub challenge.
Survivors include her three children, Dean (Catherine) Reineking, of Memphis, TN, Amy (Todd) Gutschow, of Kohler, and Lori (Tom) Kaesermann, of Sheboygan; eleven grandchildren, Dean Jr. (Bridget) Reineking, Jessica (Matt) Nelson, Jonathan Reineking, Kira Gutschow, Casey (fiancé Ellis) Gutschow, Elyse and Ryah Gutschow, Trey (fiancée Jessica) Mitchell, Samantha, Grady, and Rylen Kaesermann; five great-grandchildren, Rita, Charlie, Hugh, Dean III, and Max; four brothers-in-law, Bill, Henry, Vernon, and Marvin Reineking. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Leroy Kautzer, and her sister at heart, Marilyn Peaschek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2113 N. 22nd Street, Sheboygan with Rev. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Family and friends may gather at church on Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Kay’s name. A heartfelt thank you is extended to staff at Pine Haven Christian Home, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and Dr. Pawlak for the compassion and care that was given to her.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]


Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Sue Niesen

My deepest sympathies to Kay's family. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed getting to know her when I worked at Pine Haven Christian Communities. May God give you peace and comfort with many memories you share of Kay, hugs. God Bless, Sue

John Kramer

To Dean, Amy, Lori: I know how hard it is to lose a parent especially one as wonderful as Kay. I have so many fond memories of your mom and growing up with you guys. She did such a great job of raising you! I wish I could be there to give each of you a big hug. Please take comfort knowing that you have friends who love you. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. John Kramer.

Bob Tharp

Dean, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a great lady and is in a better place. She sure kept us boy's on our toes. My thoughts and prayers are with you any the family. Bob Tharp

Frank and Linda Keglovits

Our sincerest sympathy💕

Mary M. Cappelle

To the Family of Kay, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Kay. Have known her for years from my husband, Mac, and St. Dominic's Church. God Bless Mary (Myron-Mac) Cappelle Gladys Guillette (Bert)

Bonnie Schoemer

Amy, Todd and Family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom, grandma and friend to many. Focus on all your special memories which I’m sure were plentiful. With love and prayers. Bonnie Schoemer

Brenda Zdanowicz

Countless fond childhood memories of Mrs. Reineking. and the hours and hours and hours I spent at her home as a child! I remember her raising an eyebrow when Lori and I saw our first video on MTV (Billy Idol-White Wedding)., and scolding Dean when he called us turkeys. She was always working on a sewing project and there was always something cooking. And her home was spotless despite our best efforts to make forts, play with our Baby Beth Dolls, or bake with Lori’s Easy Bake Oven in her kitchen. When afternoon turned to evening and I was STILL at the Reineking home, we’d watch the Golden Girls. I could go on and on. Rest in eternal peace Mrs.. Reineking. Yours was a simple, beautiful life well lived. My prayers are with Dean, Amy, Lori, and all their children as they grieve the loss of their mom. And grandma.