Glenn Norbert Reinemann
Glenn Norbert Reinemann, 86, passed away on March 15, 2017, at Angels-Grace Hospice, succumbing to cancer. Glenn was born January 10, 1931, in Sheboygan, to Wilfred and Lorraine (Kanzelberger) Reinemann.
He graduated from Kohler High School and from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in metallurgical engineering. On June 20, 1953, he married the former Joyce Ellen Schumann in Kohler. Glenn served in the U.S. Army— SCARWAF on special duty to the U.S. Air Force as an engineer in Alaska, helping to build the Defense Early Warning system during the Korean War. After the Army, Glenn spent his career working for the Morris Bean and Company in Ohio, retiring as vice president of research and development.
Glenn was civic-oriented and served two terms as city commissioner in Xenia, Ohio. Throughout his career and after he retired, Glenn and Joyce enjoyed traveling the U.S. and abroad. He was an avid home hobbyist, in which time his skills developed as a woodworker and master craftsman, culminating in his building of his and Joyce’s retirement home in Maribel.
Glenn loved wood working and continued his hobby for years until he was forced to stop due to vision loss.
After his vision loss, Glenn continued living independently, learning and exploring all aspects of technology for the blind. Glenn lived for several years in Green River, Wyoming, before moving back to the Badger State to live at Three Pillars in Dousman, where he became a Mason and member in good standing at the Glenn L. Humphreys Lodge No 364.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by the love of his life for 45 years, his wife Joyce, in 1998; his son Michael Reinemann in 2015; and his brothers John, Floyd and Roger Reinemann.
Survivors include his sister, Judy Vreeke; his two sons, Mark (Debbie) Reinemann and Carl (Pamela) Reinemann; his daughter, Julie (Steve) Milligan; five grandchildren, Dan Milligan, Thomas Milligan, Tiffany Dewitt, Scott Reinemann and Jacob Reinemann; three great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visitwww.pagenkopf.com.