James D. ReinekeJames D. Reineke, age 79, resident of Michigan, ND, died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in Lakota, ND.
James D. Reineke
James D. Reineke, age 79, resident of Michigan, ND, died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in Lakota, ND.
James Donald Reineke was born October 30, 1930 on his parents’ farm near Michigan, the son of John Sr. and Emma (Holtz) Reineke. He attended school in Michigan then began farming with his parents until the middle 1960’s.
Jim married Alice J. Severson on October 25, 1958 in Michigan. He worked for Farmers Union Oil Co. for 9 years there. In 1976 Jim began working as the custodian and bus driver for the Michigan & Dakota Prairie schools. Alice died June 7, 1999. Jim retired in 2005 but continued driving the bus. He is a past member of the Michigan Fire Department and Michigan Ambulance Service. He enjoyed working with his Ford tractor; with it he plowed snow and tilled gardens for residents of Michigan. He moved to the Good Samaritan Center on May 22, 2009.
Jim will be sorely missed by his 5 children, Nick (Tracy) Reineke of Thompson, Terri (Mark) Ferry of Thompson, Dan Reineke of Michigan, David Reineke of Michigan, and Mary (Mike) Sundberg of Thompson; 12 grandchildren; 5 sisters, Tracy Miller & Jo Hankel, both of Minneapolis, MN, Mary Anderson & Marge Berdahl, both of the Lakota Good Samaritan Center, and Patty (Don) Buzzell of St. Cloud, MN; and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; 2 brothers, John Jr. & William Sr.; 2 sisters, Agnes Ryba & Helen Floren; an infant brother & an infant sister.
The Funeral Mass for Jim will be held at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church of Michigan on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be in the spring at the Michigan Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Wednesday, beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Church on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.