Charles Lewis Reinke
Charles Lewis Reinke, age 75, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Palm Harbor, Florida, after a long illness.
Chuck was born May 19, 1938, in Lodi, Ohio, the son of the late J. Herman and Charlotte (Orr) Reinke. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1956 and attended Manchester College in Indiana. He was an avid single-engine pilot and spent time as a flight instructor at the Shelby airport. He became an air traffic controller, working for the FAA in Oberlin, Ohio and Puerto Rico for 12 years. He made a career change and attended school to become a chiropractor and practiced in Clearwater, Florida, for many years. Photography was another passion of Chuck’s and he leaves behind numerous beautiful photos for his family and friends to enjoy.
He is survived by his children: Suzanne Nagy of Columbus, Mark (Maria) Reinke of Austin, TX, Karen (Jeff) Reed, Charles (Lakeisha) Reinke of Albuquerque, NM; 2 brothers: Robert (Shirley) Reinke of Westerville, Richard (Joyce) Reinke of Bloomington, MN; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 2 nieces; 1 nephew. Chuck is also survived by his long-time friend and caregiver, Laura Fagersten. He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Reinke; and former wife, Alice Laser Reinke.
Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will follow the end of calling hours at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with Rev. Brad McBee officiating.
Please consider a donation in Chuck’s name to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018; or online at www.parkinson.org.
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