“Manny” Gerhard Reinbacher, age 80, passed away on June 23, 2019 at his home in
Fond du Lac.
born on January 27, 1939 in Sheboygan Wisconsin to Alfred and Elfriede
Reinbacher. After graduating from high school, Manfred served in the US Navy which
included multiple tours in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Randolph.
serving his Country, Manfred returned home and married Jean Van Engen on
September 8, 1962. They moved to Milwaukee where he started his 35-year career
at the Department of Motor Vehicles. They moved to Fond du Lac in 1964 where
they raised their two daughters together.
a part of the Volkswagen Club of Sheboygan in the 1950s, participating in many
of the rallies. Manfred was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du
Lac. Manfred enjoyed traveling to all of
the 50 states and many countries abroad with his family and friends. He was a
master wood worker who touched the lives of his family, friends and church
community with his projects.
continues to help others through his organ donation.
survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean; daughters, Marjorie (Mark) Schmitz of
Appleton and Laura Reinbacher of Little Chute; grandchildren, Amanda and Trevor
Schmitz; brother, Alfred Reinbacher; brother-in-law, Rodney Van Engen.
preceded in death by his parents; sisters-in-law, Sonia Nelson and Beverly Van
family will greet relatives and friends for a time of visitation on Monday July
1st 2019 at 9:00 am to 10:45 am at Hope Lutheran Church, 260 Vincent
St, Fond du Lac, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Military
Honors will follow the service at Church.