Alvin A. Reindl, 81
Dec. 6, 1934 — Oct. 11, 2016
Alvin A. Reindl of West Bend died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born Dec. 6, 1934, in St. Kilian to the late Kilian and Amelia (nee Richart) Reindl.
On Sept. 1, 1962, he was united in marriage to Florence Kraus at the former Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nenno. Soon after their marriage, the couple settled in West Bend.
For more than 20 years, he worked at the Gehl Co. as a forklift operator. He then became employed at the former M& I Bank in the maintenance department, retiring in December 2000. After retirement, he became a crossing guard for the city of West Bend, helping children from Barton Elementary School and St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School.
He was a longtime member of Holy Angels Catholic Parish, serving as an usher for more than 30 years. He also volunteered in many areas with the parish.
Al was an avid sports fan, both as a spectator and a participant. He played many games with his children and later grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead. Other favorite past-times included gardening, traveling, crossword puzzles, word searches and he was a handyman who could fix anything he set his mind to.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Florence; six children, Brian of West Bend, Lisa of West Bend, Kevin (Kate) of Oak Creek, Kurt (Jenny) of Germantown, Thomas of Two Rivers and James (Jill) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 13 grandchildren, Noah, Andrew, Abigail and Natalie, Cole, Mitchell and Logan, Alexandria and Braydon, Keaton, Trey, Chance and Kennedy; one sister and three brothers, Harold of Milwaukee, Lee (Cathy) of Lomira, Carol (Pat) Crowley of Fond du Lac and Richard (Rose) of Kewaskum; three sisters-inlaw, Mona Kraus of West Bend, Alice (Harold) Baier of St. Lawrence and Sue Kraus of Greendale; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Michael and Amelia Kraus, and one sister-in-law, Lavern Kraus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.
Al's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care, compassion and concern. It was greatly appreciated.