Wendell E. Reinhart, 83, of Beason, Ill., formerly of Plano, went to be with the Lord at 12:40 p.m. July 25, 2013 at his hime surrounded by his family.
Wendell was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Harold Frederick and Helen Leota Ellington Reinhart. He married Marian Ruth Wilson Nov. 15, 1953 at the Beason Methodist Church. She survives in Beason.
Also surviving Wendell are his children, Greg Reinhart of Beason, Ill., Judy Eddy of Beason, Ill., Scott (Susan) Reinhart of Atlanta, Ill. and Janet (Jim) Davis of Maryville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale; and a son-in-law, Frank Eddy.
Wendell served for the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He was a member of Atlanta Christian Church, a lifelong member of American Legion Post 1189 of Waynesville having served as Commander for two years, Logan County Farm Bureau and Clinton Masonic Order.
Services for Wendell will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Ill. with Maurice Stribling officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery with full military rites accorded by Waynesville American Legion Post 1189. Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his memory to Beason Rescue Squad, American Legion Post 1189 or Atlanta Christian Church.