Gene Geno Charles Reinke




Death: February 11, 2009

REINKE – Gene Charles Reinke known to all of his friends and family as Geno is finally resting in the arms of Jesus after courageously battling cancer for 18 months. He was preceded in death by his beloved son Geffrey Reinke. He is survived by his loving bride of 44 years Sally. His faithful daughter Jill (Mike) Plasman and two special grandchildren he adored Geff & Zach. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Mielens and brother Ron (Judy) Reinke; many nieces nephews and an abundance of very special friends. Geno retired after 33 years as a Buyer/Merchandiser for Meijer Inc. and presently served as the President of Watermark Assoc. Geno had a passion and zest for life unlike any other. He loved his family his friends and his animals. He enjoyed golfing cheering his grandsons on at every sporting event they participated in and traveling. He was the ultimate host and enjoyed serving his friends and family. He will now forever serve his LORD. Visitation will be held at the OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home on Saturday from 6-8 PM and from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A brief visitation will precede an 11:00 celebration of life service with Pastor Paul Krupinski officiating at Trinity Lutheran Church 2700 E. Fulton Street. For those who wish to make a memorial contribution Geno specifically requested that contributions be made to the Geff Reinke Memorial Scholarship c/o OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home 3980 Cascade Rd. SE Grand Rapids MI 49546.

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