Donald Vernon Reinhold
Donald Vernon Reinhold, 91, of Winamac, died peacefully at 4:52 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 25 surrounded by his three boys and other family members at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.
Don was born in Monterey on March 4, 1931, to the late Clarence and Grace (Hassenplug) Reinhold. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in June of 1954. Don married Ruby Doris Sprayberry on Aug. 21, 1954, in Oxford, Alabama. Don and Ruby returned to Indiana from Alabama and were lifelong residents of Pulaski County.
Don spent the majority of his professional work life in the farm machinery industry working with local farmers and their families across the state of Indiana (and beyond). He started with Allis Chalmers and Herb Hoch at Hoch Farm Supplies, from there he went green and worked with Gilsinger’s Farm Equipment, a John Deere dealership. Don was a highly accomplished and nationally recognized salesman.
Don was a member of the American Legion and was formerly a 4-H adult leader for many years. He was a talented ball room dancer with numerous awards, and he enjoyed bowling in several area leagues. Most of all, Don enjoyed traveling to see his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons: Anthony [Sue] Reinhold of Valparaiso, MM2 Randy [Rhonda] Reinhold, U.S. Navy Ret. of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Dr. Greg [Tina] Reinhold of Falls Church, Virginia; granddaughters: Kirsten Penrose, Christina Brown and Elizabeth Reinhold; grandsons: Randy W. Reinhold, Derek [Danielle] Reinhold and Corey Reinhold; sisters: Mary Hammond of Rensselaer and Florence John of Harlingen, Texas; sisters-in-law: Betty Reinhold of Francesville and Sharon Reinhold of Sebring, Florida; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Grace (Hassenplug) Reinhold; wife Ruby Doris (Sprayberry) Reinhold; sister Wilma Reinhold; brothers: Elden Reinhold, Clair Reinhold and Dr. Marion Reinhold; and brother-in-law Howard Hammond.
Services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Chaplain Larry Phillips officiating.
Burial took place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion conducted military graveside services.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski County 4-H Fair, Pulaski Health Care Center Activities Fund, or Alzheimer’s Association.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 30, 2022)