Loren William Reinhart
- Pamplin Media
- Central Oregonian - Sports
en William Reinhart passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at his home in Prineville. He was 59 years old. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St., Prineville. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church, 450 SE Fairview St., also in Prineville. Dr. Barry Gridley will officiate.
Loren was born on Sept. 13, 1945, to Albert and Selma (Severt) Reinhart in Roseau, Minn. He married Pam Harper in Prineville on Sept. 22, 1973.
Loren attended school in Warroad, Minn., and graduated from high school. After school he moved to Prineville. He married Donna Yancey in 1965. He joined the U.S.M.C. in January 1966 and went to Vietnam and was wounded. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, and Marksman Shooter Badge Rifle. Loren was discharged in January 1968.
He worked at Coin Millwork for 11 years and then at Les Schwab Tire Center for 25 years and was a self-employed contractor for five years. Then he finally got to work with his son Darren.
His hobbies included hunting, gardening, landscaping, working, watching the Minnesota Vikings on TV and hockey, softball, bowling, umpiring, and spending time with his family and grandchildren and his dachsund Tanner. He was a member of the VFW Post #1412 and First Baptist Church in Prineville. He has lived in Prineville for 40 years.
Survivors include: his wife Pam of Prineville; daughter Tracy and Rick Van Sicle of Reardan, Wash.; son Darren and Shannon Reinhart; daughter Amber and Robert Freeman; son Aaron and Coleen Reinhart of Prineville; brother Dick and Nancy Reinhart of Warroad; sisters Diane and Chuck Nuthak of Shelbyville, Indiana, Harriet Hildebrant of Indianapolis, Indiana, Millie Carlson of Angle Inlet, Minn., Connie and Brian Duval of Winnepeg, Joan Reinhart of St. Cloud, Minn., and brother Bob and Kim Reinhart of Warroad, Paul and Lorna Reinhart of Perley, Minn., Roger and Wanda Reinhart of Elk River, Minn.; father-in-law Shorty Harper and mother-in-law Vera Harper of Prineville and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother , Dale Reinhart and one sister, Oie Huble.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post #1412, 405 N. Main St., Prineville OR 97754 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 450 SE Fairview St., Prineville OR 97754. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.