Halbert J. Rheingans

Halbert Rheingans, age 95 years, of Random Lake, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Beechwood Rest Home in Beechwood where he had been a resident. Mr. Rheingans was born in Random Lake on March 21, 1913, son of Louis Rheingans and Mary Grabinger Rheingans. On April 19, 1941 he was united in marriage to Loretta Thill in Random Lake. The couple farmed in the Random Lake area. He enjoyed visiting with his family and friends, playing sheepshead, and also enjoyed watching wrestling. He is survived by his daughter Mary Jane (Robert) Kirst of Kewaskum, grandchildren: Kurt (Nancy) Rheingans of Oshkosh, Steven (Kara) Rheingans of Prairie du Sac, Dawn (Aaron) Frank of Oregon, Michael (Christine Printz) Kirst, of Pewaukee, Mark (Christine) Kirst of West Bend, Glenn (Lucretia) Kirst of Menomonee Falls and Karla (Todd) Rice of Oshkosh. He is further survived by 10 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Judy Harris of West Bend, brother-in-law Elmer (Ann) Thill of Kewaskum, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Loretta, his son Vernon, his sister Beatrice Pfeifer, and brother-in-law Albert Thill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 27th at 2 PM at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. Mary's Chapel in Random Lake, with Father Guy Gurath officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Union Cemetery in Random Lake. Visitation will be held on Tuesday the 27th at the Church from 12 PM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Random Lake Fire Department. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com