Hubert “Hugh” Paul Reinhold

Oct. 6,1928 — March 7, 2020

Hubert (Hugh) Paul Reinhold, 91, died March 7, at Heritage Point Memory Care, Mishawaka. We are grateful that for the born-again believer in Jesus Christ, absent from the body means present with the Lord. 

Hugh was born Oct. 6, 1928, on the family farm in Monterey, to Valentine and Mabel (Bitterling) Reinhold. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1947, he attended Purdue University where he met his future wife, Marie Phyllis Bruhns. They married July 2, 1950, in Ladoga. Hugh graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and science. Later he received his master’s in journalism from Ball State in 1968.

Hugh taught VO-Ag and science at Wea Township and Mooresville for four years. In 1955 he began working for Purdue’s Extension Service first in Columbia City, then Bluffton in 1958, and later Valparaiso in 1964. He became a district extension director over Northwest Indiana in 1974, moving to West Lafayette. He retired from Purdue after 33 years of service. Hugh and Marie moved to Goshen in 1991 to be closer to family.

Hugh was active 60 years in Kiwanis. He volunteered for Junior Achievement and the Boys and Girls Club. He was an active member of the Elkhart County Ag Society, proudly receiving the Uncle Elmer Award in 2011. Hugh loved to fish and garden. He and Marie took their family on many camping trips and attended numerous Elderhostels after retirement.

Hugh is survived by son Mark Reinhold of Mishawaka; daughter Rachelle [Russell] Sattler of Two Harbors, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Judith [Howard] Carlisle of Argos; sisters-in-law Esther Reinhold of Monterey; brothers: Byron [Nancy] Reinhold of South Bend, and David [Vivian] Reinhold of Kewanna. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie; son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Cherie Reinhold; grandson Ryan Scott Sattler; sisters: Kathryn Corbett and Elsie Tuley; and brothers: Lowell and Valentine Reinhold.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, all held at LifePoint Church, Goshen. Pastor Troy Scott will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at McKinley Memorial Garden Cemetery, Winamac.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Boys and Girls Club or Elkhart County 4-H Club program.

Special thanks to all who helped care for Hugh, especially Southern Care Hospice. 

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com. 

(Pulaski County Journal — March 11, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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