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Eugene Reinholz
  • November 19, 1937
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  • September 03, 2022

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Eugene Reinholz of The Villages, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 3, 2022 at the age of 84.

Gene was born November 19, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI. After high school Gene enlisted in the Army and served in Germany. After returning home from the Army in 1958, he continued working at Nunn Bush Shoe factory where he met his wife and the love of his life, Marlene. They would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on Setember 5, 2022. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters (Dawn & Kim) and one grand-daughter (Jenna). He was so proud of all of his “girls” and spoke of them to anyone who would listen.

Gene spent most of his life working at the U.S. Postal Service, taking on extra hours and in the early years, part-time bar-tending at the VFW post to provide for his young family. His bar-tending skills made him the consumate entertainer with the best Old Fashioned’s, Bloody Mary’s and frozen Margaritas around. In 1974 the family moved from Milwaukee to Brown Deer, WI. Many memories with friends were made talking and dancing in the basement of their Brown Deer home.

Gene was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, being able to speak to the skills and talent of most of the players on the roster. He was looking forward to the start of the football season.

In 2001, Gene and Marlene bought their dream retirement home in The Villages, FL. Gene was a constant promoter of The Villages lifestyle and would try to sway anyone he spoke with to move to The Villages.

Gene was proceeded in death by his mother; Molly (nee Schnell) Greenman, step-father; Robert Greenman, brother; Jack Reinholz. He is survived by his devoted wife Marlene (nee Applebeck) Reinholz; Dawn Stathus (Don Kosovich), Kimberly Anderson (Steve DeQuardo); grand-daugthter Jenna Stathus, niece; Mindy Watson (Ian) and other family and friends from WI and FL.

Gene was challenged for many years with a rare and debillitating disease called IBM (inclusion body myositis) for which there is no cure. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Eugene Reinholz to Johns Hopkins University (IBM research) at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/LloydIBMResearch. If you want to learn more about this rare disease it can be found at: https://cureibm.org.

You may also honor Gene with a memorial gift to Elmbrook Humane Society, a local no-kill animal shelter in Wisconsin. www.ebhs.org/donate-form/

Gene has requested his final resting place be at a Veteran’s Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Wisconsin. Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Mary Mootz Downing says:
    17 Sep 2022
    Marlene, thinking of you in your time of sorrow. It is also sad when a loved one passes away. The Lord will be with you and your family. Marlene, when I think back many back years when we were young kids playing at the Raasch home in Hamburg, Wi. those were the fun years. Your cousin, Darlene Mootz, Martin and Edna (Goetsch) Mootz passed away just a couple months ago. Take care and God Bless

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  8. Mark Lange says:
    09 Sep 2022
    My heart goes out to Marlene and family.
    I hope the memories of all the good times sustain you in this time of grief.
    With Peace and Love - Mark

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