Jerry Reinke

Jerry Reinke

April 18, 1932 — February 9, 2018

Jerry Reinke, 85, of Granite Shoals, Texas, passed away Feb. 9, 2018, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born to John and Anne (McPhee) Reinke on April 18, 1932, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Jerry loved his work as a mechanical engineer. He and Betty traveled the world working on various electrical projects. He held a pilot license and loved to fly, he was an avid reader, and collected and appreciated unique classic cars.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-seven years “plus eight” Betty of Granite Shoals; daughter, Debbie Combs and husband Alvin, of Round Mountain, Texas; son, Allan Reinke of Blanco, Texas; daughter, Kathy Johnson and husband Steve of Austin, Texas; daughter Kim Gilley and husband Mark of Granite Shoals; and son Chris Reinke and wife Teresa, of Lucas, Texas. Nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, brother John Allan Reinke and wife Gloria of Hayward, Wisconsin, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family also survive.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary, and granddaughter Ashley.

The family will have a private memorial gathering at a later date.

The family would like to thank Mary Herring for her loving care of Jerry for the last three years.

Cremation arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, Kingsland.

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