Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Denny & Sandi Davis says:

    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad. He was a great guy. Take comfort that now he is no longer suffering.

    Denny & Sandi

  2. William & Miriam Dockery says:

    Shalom to you, Reinke Family, our sympathies are with you in the loss of your loved one. Our pray is that in due time Almighty God applies a healing balm to your heart and blesses you with sweet memories of Chuck.

  3. Pat Close says:

    God Bless Dr. Reinke the man that healed so many! He saved my life long drumming career when he healed my hands and wrists from carpal tunnel. He also took me in when I had no place to live! He was special and I still dont know why God took him so soon! Blessings to his family! He will be missed! My CD will also be dedicated to him! RIP Doc!

  4. phil kjoller says:

    God’s blessing and love to the Reinke family. I was a classmate of Charles
    at Ashland H.S. and I remember him as a talented and great guy.

    Phil Kjoller

  5. Rhonda Hill says:

    So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He had helped me when I was just starting out on my own many years ago. He loved his family so much. This man was always helping people. I have never met such a talented and caring man. May God comfort his family. Rhonda Hill

  6. Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Levy says:

    To the entire Reinke family… Please be comforted in knowing that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. What a wonderful legacy you have in the lasting memories of your dad. We will continue to pray for your strength!

  7. Steven and Georgette Whittler says:

    Charles and the Reinke Family. May knowledge in God provide peace and comfort. Knowing that Belief in Him and His Beloved Son are the means to everlasting joy and love. Knowing that His word gives comfort. Knowing that we will see our loved ones,again, if we truly believe. May God pour out blessings of comfort to you and your extended family

  8. Lutie McDermott Wolford says:

    I was born on Chuck’s great grandfather’s farm, which later was his grandmother’s farm, many years ago. His parents were our neighbors when the three sons were quite young. My condolences to Chuck’s family, as well as to his two brothers, Robert and Richard.

  9. anna says:

    I met him as a patient……….became my friend with his right arm Laura …he became a friend to my son ….who was born in 2002…..myself and son John…,vsited him for years……at assisted living and hospitals… was a hard sight for a young boy …….We loved him as family …..he was so great at his job ……made a lot of people happy….now we miss him…

  10. Jeanne Crislip Combs says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Reinke’s passing.In 2004, he healed me, after I was in a car accident..That’s when I met Laura Mayfield Fagersten, who,to this day, is such a good friend..Charles was such a good man! He will be dearly missed…

  11. Adriana says:

    Dr Reinke..
    You gave us a beginning and opportunity.
    I always smile when remembering you.
    Thank you for more than we had ever expressed.
    My deepest condolences to your family & to Laura.

  12. Denise Micucci says:

    To Dr Reinke’s family I wanted you to know that I worked for Dr Reinke as a chiropractic assistant he was so generous and kind fun loving and had a great personality and full of life. I just Googled his name because I’m back in Florida and I thought I would see if he was still practicing Chiropractic and was wanting to get treated. He certainly knew what he was doing and corrected my spine years ago! If it wasn’t for him I don’t think I would be walking today. I was so sad to hear of his passing today in 2014. Today, which is Mother’s Day 2020. goodbye Dr Reinke you were loved and respected.

  13. Tina Letang says:

    So sorry to hear that Chuck has passed away. We worked together for IRS in Dallas with Russ Walker and had great times working and commuting together the three of us. Chuck is one of the most fun friend,s and he was a hard worker. Rest in peace, my friend.

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