William A. Reinke, II

Born: Mon., Feb. 11, 1957
Died: Sun., Sep. 19, 2010


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 22, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Sep. 23, 2010

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                                                                             William A. Reinke, II

February 11, 1957September 19, 2010



William August Reinke, II, 53, of South Bend died at 12:11 a.m. Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.  Bill was born February 11, 1957 in Chicago, IL to Sue C. (Colvin) and William J. Reinke and was a lifetime area resident.  On September 13, 1980 in South Bend he married Pamela A. Catanzarite who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, William A. Reinke, III and Austin A. Reinke both at home; his parents, Sue C. Reinke of South Bend and William J. Reinke (Elizabeth) of Granger; sister, Sally S. Taelman (Craig) of Niles, MI; and brother, Andrew J. Reinke of Indianapolis, IN.


He graduated from Stanley Clark School, John Adams High School and Ferris State College.

His tenure of over thirty years in the automotive industry included Basney Ford, 23 years as Service Director at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Fixed Operations Manager for Eby Ford in Goshen, and General Manager of the 6 stores at Zolman Tire.


In recognition for his many outstanding talents in the automotive industry, Mr. Reinke received numerous prestigious awards including those from Ford Motor Company and Toyota.  Over several decades, Mr. Reinke earned Master Automotive Professional Certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service.  He shared his professional expertise as a trustee of Ivy Tech’s Automotive Service Advisory Board and started the Northern Indiana Parts and Service Club.


An avid hunter and sportsman, he enjoyed the outdoors with his two sons and family.

A marksman, Mr. Reinke was the only NRA certified safety instructor in Northern Indiana.


He was an incredibly loving husband, father, son, brother and friend whose home was an open door to many in the community.  Considered a second father to many of his sons’ friends, Mr. Reinke had an amazing sense of humor who enjoyed playing practical jokes on friends, family and colleagues.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 23rd in St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Gurtner officiating.  Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 22nd in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St.  Memorial contributions may be made to RiverBend Cancer Services, 919 E. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 401, South Bend, IN, 46617.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

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Theresa (Schilling) Doyle
   Posted Tue September 21, 2010
Dear Pam, Sally, Andrew, and family,

I am so sorry for Bill's illness and suffering, and for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Theresa (Schilling) Doyle

Tom Hickey
   Posted Tue September 21, 2010
Pam, Mr. & Mrs. Reinke, Sally, Andrew
Our deepest condolences to you and your families.
Bill was part of all the great kids that grew up on Colfax Ave.
Our prayers to you all

Tom and Sue Ellen Hickey

Dena Elbracht
   Posted Tue September 21, 2010
Dear Andy and family,

Bill and your family have been in the prayers of Unity of Indianapolis and myself for some time, and will remain so. Know that the loving, peaceful, and healing presence of God is with each and every one of you, and most certainly surrounding Bill.


Cindy Bradberry
   Posted Wed September 22, 2010
Pam, our deepest sympathy to you and your family! Steve and I have you and your family in our prayers!

Steve and Cindy Bradberry

Edward K. Anderson
   Posted Fri September 24, 2010
Bill and Sue------So sorry to hear about your loss of your son. I can only imagine the pain and grief of losing a child.!!! Accept my deepest sympathy and may our God give you the extra needed strength to keep on going. Ed

Larry and Marian Maguire
   Posted Tue September 28, 2010
Pam and family, we wish to send our deepest sympathy on your sad loss. I so enjoyed all the times I spent with you and your family when visiitng, with cousin Dave, for the Notre Dame games. Our prayers are with you all

Larry & Marian

Lisa (Miller) Maguire
   Posted Mon October 04, 2010
Dearest Pam, I am so sorry to hear about Bills passing. I have a lot of childhood memories of Billy, he was a great guy and will be missed terribly. I will be back in SB over Thanksgiving and would love to come by and give you a hug and meet your boys. You are all in my prayers, I miss you and love you.

Tim & Kay Meehan
   Posted Thu October 07, 2010
Dear Bill, Sue and Family,
Wonderful childhood memories of Bill and Reinke family. Our heartfelt sympathy to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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