Thomas A. Reinacher, age 64, of Grantfork, passed away Tuesday, April 14 at his home. Funeral services for 64 year old Thomas A. Reinacher will be Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born on Tuesday, December 26, 1950, in Highland, IL, the son of Leto W. “Tony” and Elaine A. (nee Dresch) Reinacher.
On Monday, August 25, 1975, he married Eileen T. Tebbe who survives.
He was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, IL and former Grantfork Jaycee.
Tom was born at Highland, IL. He grew up in Grantfork and graduated from Highland High School in 1969. He worked for B-Line in Highland, now Eaton B-Line, as a forklift driver. After 40 years of service he retired January 04, 2013. He was an avid gardener with his father and he carried on that tradition. He grew sunflowers, many different colors and heights. He won many ribbons at the Madison and Bond County Fairs for his sunflowers and vegetables. He formerly bowled at Hi-Topp and Grantfork Bowling Alley. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and going to dirt track racing at the Highland Speedway. He liked telling jokes and John Deere tractors were “his thing”.
Wife – Eileen T. Reinacher (nee Tebbe), Highland, IL
Daughter – Wendy M. Reinacher-Heilig, Grantfork, IL
Son – Shawn A. (Nadine) Reinacher, Oregon, Wisconsin
Son – Lance E. (Stacy) Reinacher, Madison, Wisconsin
Grandchild – Corrin E. Heilig, Grantfork, IL
Grandchild – Mackenzie Reinacher, Oregon, WI
Grandchild – Kadyn Reinacher, Oregon, WI
Grandchild – William Reinacher, Madison, WI
Grandchild – Kelsey Reinacher, Madison, WI
Brother – Jack P. (Edith) Dresch, Gloucester, VA
Sister – Kathy A. (Robert) Maher, Greenville, IL
Sister – Susan E. Reinacher, Belleville, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Leto W. “Tony” Reinacher died 1/11/2005
Mother – Elaine A. Reinacher nee Dresch died 9/16/2002
Brother – Darrell L. “Butch” Reinacher died 6/14/1994
Son In-law – Steven B. Heilig (died 7/20/2005)
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249