Kenneth J. Reinders
Angels let him into heaven Nov. 10, 2007, at age 68, with his daughters Dale Lynn and Laurie (Michael) Reinders, grandson Henry and their mother Carolyn by his side.
Kenny’s life began at his parents Ed and Irene’s dairy farm (north corners of Bluemound and Calhoun). At the time, Brookfield’s serene countryside was the perfect place for a boy to grow up. Throughout his childhood he was scolded by the School Sisters at St. Mary’s. Kenny enjoyed making pocket money hunting and trapping for pelts on the farm. He liked going with his Dad up to the neighboring Gentine’s for their homemade wine. Being surrounded by great friends and puttering with motors on the farm developed his love for fast cars, go-karts, super V’s and open-wheel racing.
Kenny served a term in the Army during the Bay of Pigs (stationed at Washington state, Fort Lewis). After his homecoming, he began developing lighter, faster race cars. Pursing his racing passion had taken K.J. to most United States tracks, and throughout Canada, Europe and Australia.
He was in management for A&P for 20 years. But, owning a business in Brookfield on Bluemound was Kenny’s dream. He was the proud owner of Speedway Inn tavern for over 30 years (corner of Bluemound and Brookfield). His dream continues on through Dale Lynn’s ownership of the family business.
Being a member of the community meant serving as a volunteer fire fighter for over 30 years for the town of Brookfield.
Kenny’s siblings Yvonne, Ralph (Bev), Paul (Peggy), Marilyn (Hamburgur), and his family are comforted in knowing he has met his parents, his son Michael, and many beloved family members and friends in heaven.
The family welcomes you to join them in remembering Kenny’s life on Friday, Nov. 16 at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of sharing at 7:30 p.m. Please bring your memories to share. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 18000 W. Greenfield Road, Brookfield, followed by services at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
"Kenny will be remembered for his caring, love of animals, generosity, and sense of humor."
Sympathy expressions can made at www.BeckerRitter.com
Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 782-5330.