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Mary and Kenneth Reinemann

Nov 11, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020


Mary and Kenneth Reinemann died within days of each other at St. Nicholas Hospital. Both died from complications due to COVID-19.
Ken’s soul left his body on November 4. Mary followed on November 11, 2020. He was 91; she was 85.
The former Mary Eliason was born on January 17, 1935, in Ironwood, MI, daughter of the late Margaret and Lindar Eliason and foster parents Isaac and Lempi Saari. Mary graduated from Wakefield High School in 1953. On September 7, 1957, she and Ken were united in marriage. They celebrated 63 years of marriage and happily resided in Sheboygan. Both were longtime members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.
As a young woman, Mary worked at Western Union Company and later at Citizens Bank in Sheboygan. Mary was a loving mother and especially devoted to her special needs’ son, Danny, whom she lovingly cared for over 50 years. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
She enjoyed visiting with her sisters and family in Saxon Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, bowling, socializing with co-workers, and was an avid reader since childhood. However, her greatest joy sprang from her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her brothers-in-law, Duane (Audrey) Schmatz, Kenneth (Sandy) Clement, and sister-in-law Audrey Federer, and further survived by numerous other family members.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was predeceased by; brothers, Raymond Eliason, Robert Eliason, Donald Eliason; sisters, Sandy Clement and Beatrice Alessandroni.
Ken was born on December 28, 1928, in Sheboygan, the son of Lila E. Forsterling and Roland Reinemann. From an early age, he was raised by his loving stepfather Joseph Schmatz. Ken graduated from Sheboygan Central High school in 1948. After serving in the Korean War, he pursued a successful career as a mechanical draftsman.
Throughout most of his life, Ken was a talented athlete. He played in his Air Force squad, the Kingsbury baseball team, and area softball teams. He also enjoyed bowling and golf. Ken spent many weekends fishing with his brothers on Lake Winnebago. He was a gifted handyman and would often help neighbors and friends with various projects giving freely of his time.
Ken is futher survived by his siblings Duane (Audrey) Schmatz and Audrey Federer.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his brothers Clifford Reinemann and Gordon Reinemann.
Those left behind to cherish their memory include their five children, Steven (Kelly) Reinemann, Mark (Debbie) Reinemann, Lisa Hamko, and Danny and David Reinemann, grandchildren Tyler, Mallory and Carlee Reinemann, Sean, Jordan and Connor Reinemann and Dakota and Lauren Hamko.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the ICU staff at St. Nicholas Hospital for their care, compassion and endless work during the COVID 19 crisis.
Mary and Ken will be laid to rest with a private family service held in the Kassa Cemetery in Cleveland, WI at a later time.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed



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Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of Mark and Ken. Mary was such a nice, friendly person ... and always so caring. Ken was a great guy and so friendly and helpful. One of my childhood memories was going to the Reinemann house with my Dad because Ken was going to show is how to make a kite out of sticks and newspaper (which he did). The kite was awesome and flew very well! it's funny the things you remember in life! Both Ken and Mary were such wonderful people. Again, my deepest condolences.

Dee and Lora Au

We were extremely saddened to hear from Carter that Carlee’s grandparents had both passed. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. It will take time to heal, but knowing they are together even now, hopefully you can find peace. They are forever in your hearts. Our sympathy to the entire family. Love, Lora and Dee.

Phyllis Creek & Jeffrey Mathe

David, I’m sorry for your loss you and your family are in our thoughts.

Cheryl (Froh) Bromley

Dear Lisa, Mark, Steve, Danny, and David, On behalf of the Froh family and longtime neighbors on Ohio Avenue, I would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your parents.

Joel Eckhardt

Dear Mark and the entire Reinemann family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom and dad as warm, welcoming and special people. To see this posted picture of their smiling faces captures some of that special essence. I hope your memories of your mom and dad bring you comfort in your time of loss and inspiration in the future. My deepest sympathies. Wishing all of you peace and comfort

Charles alexandroni

So sorry to here about your mom and all iam thinking about the many picnics growing up love you guys

Deborah Rosario

So sorry to hear that Uncle Ken and Aunt Mary have passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Family.

Steve Eliason

My condolences to my cousins. Rest in peace Aunt Mary and Uncle Ken.

Jay and Patty Adams

So very sorry for your loss of loved ones. Cherish all of the great memories for all the years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Take care and lean on each other.

Tom Beattie

Always loved visiting with both Ken and Mary! They always checked up on our boys as if they were their own. They were very loving people and will be dearly missed! God Bless the entire family! Love Karen Tom Brett Mitch and Ben!

Denise Dales

Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your parents. Keep the good memories in your heart. My thoughts are with your family. Denise


Family and Friends, I am a stranger and I do know how difficult this is for all of you. My heart hurts for all of you and please know even though I did not have the honor of meeting them or all of you, you are in my thoughts and prayers. No card, no words and no memories help ease the pain within your heart and soul at this time, but please know--there will come a time when those memories won't be so hard to remember or talk about. I can't imagine having that many years to make memories! I hope the time comes quickly when you can cherish those memories with a smile on your face, or a giggle from your lips and your heart soaring with all the love you have for them. Hugs to all and remember your parents are looking over you every single second, so be good.

Claudette forss

To Mark and other family members : I was saddened to hear the loss of your parents : though it’s difficult to loose them both it also is a beautiful experience . May the memories you shared as a family get you through this time of grief . Peace be with you . Claudette Forss

Rebecca A Gehr

We are so sorry about the loss of both parents. Our hearts are heavy with knowing the sorrow you are going through. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Big hugs

Jean Felker

We were privileged to know Ken and Mary through St. Paul's. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Jean and Dick Felker

Terri Koch

Hi, this is Terri Sorenson Koch. You have my sympathies in the lost of your parents in this horrible time. The Lord is with them.