Carol J. Reinholt

Dec. 25, 1943 — June 7, 2022

Carol J. Reinholt, 78, of Winamac, passed away on Tuesday, June 7 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. 

She was born on Dec. 25, 1943, in Winamac to the late James and Virginia (Guild) Christensen. Carol graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City. She married James R. Reinholt on Aug. 11, 1962, in Monterey.  He passed away on Oct. 21, 2010. Carol retired from Gutwein Seeds in Francesville.

Carol was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. She raised and showed Quarter horses for many years. Carol also served as secretary of the Indiana Quarter Horse Association and was a longtime leader for Pulaski County 4-H Horse and Pony. She was the backbone of Reinholt Firearms and Jefferson Township Rifle and Pistol Club.  

Carol enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family and often found herself at a nearby winery. When she wasn’t on the go, she could be found on her back patio reading a good book with her dog by her side. Carol will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters: Shelley Werner of Winamac and Kim Forhart of Keizer, Oregon; son Rankin [LeAnn] Reinholt of McCormick, South Carolina; granddaughters: Lauren [Nicholas] Hagen of Cutler and Abby Reinholt of Augusta, Georgia; grandson Conner Reinholt of West Lafayette; brother Ron [Connie] Christensen of Medaryville; brothers-in-law: Jack [Sylvia] Reinholt of Bristol, Rhode Island, and Jerry [Mary] Reinholt of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents: James and Virginia (Guild) Christensen; husband James R. Reinholt; son Casey J. Reinholt; and brother-in-law Robert [Wilma] Reinholt.

A scriptural wake service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac and was followed by a Rosary service.

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.  

A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski County 4-H or Pulaski County Public Library.  

Online tributes may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.  

(Pulaski County Journal — June 15, 2022)

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