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Carl J Reinholt

January 17, 1935 — April 14, 2024

Chapman Lake

Carl James "Jim" Reinholt passed away peacefully in his sleep on the 14th of April 2024, at the age of 89. He was born to the late Carl and Mildred (Maddock) Reinholt on the 17th of January 1935. He was preceded in death by his brother Wayne (Dorothy) Reinholt, and his sisters Peggy (Leonard) Haynie, Charlotte (Don) Salyer, Janet Fout, and Glenda Roberts. He is survived by his sister, Joan (Luther) Daugherty. 

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Reinholt, and two children: daughter Sheree (Lee) Riggen and son James (Marsha) Reinholt. He is also survived by his six stepchildren: Steve (Judy) March, Jeni (Richard) Knippenberg, Connie Klingelhoffer, Vicki March, Thomas March, and David (Karen) March. He also had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren who loved him dearly.

A memorial service in Jim's name will be held at the Chapman Lakes Conservation Association clubhouse on Saturda, May 25, 2024 starting at 3 pm. His cremains will be located at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, IN. Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Jim started working for United Telephone at 17, worked in communications his entire life, and eventually formed R&G Telecommunication Services. He traveled all over the country and loved to tell stories of his experiences and the people he met along the way. He also owned the Ivy Hut restaurant, formerly located in Syracuse, IN, from 1980 to 1989. Customers always loved that the broasted chicken was done right, and so did he. He was incredibly motivated and ambitious in his pursuit of happiness and entrepreneurial success.

His family will also remember him as the 'Ford' Man; the 'John Deere' Man; and the man who always had a silly joke to make people smile. His passion for fishing was a family affair, and they often visited Birchwood, Wisconsin, where his sister had previously owned a resort. These annual trips created cherished memories of quiet days on the lake and even some accidental squirrel fishing, which will be treasured by the family forever.

His loving wife, Audrey, has always been by his side, especially these last few years. She always ensured he wasn't getting his sleeves in his dinner or sauce on his white R&G shirt. And she was always playing nurse when he got a new bump or scratch that needed to be patched up. After all, she always did say that she took him in to raise.

Jim's impact on others was far-reaching. He touched more lives than he could have ever imagined. Jim and Audrey were known for their forgiveness and generosity, always striving to leave a lasting impression on people's hearts and lives. His absence will be deeply felt, but his memory will continue to bring smiles and warmth. As the saying goes, 'When you're lonely and sad, and you receive a big smile, look again and realize it's me staying for a while.'

Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with Jim’s care. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapman Lakes Conservation Association

3019 N 325 E, Warsaw, IN 46582

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