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Richard (Dick) L. Reinking

January 8, 1933 July 11, 2016
Richard (Dick) L. Reinking
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Richard (Dick) L. Reinking ,83, passed away on Monday July 11, 2016. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 18th at 1:00PM with visitation 1 hour prior at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W 119th St., Overland Park, KS. Graveside immediately following at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. In charge of services: Cedar Crest Memorial 913-583-1002.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Advocates for Better Care (kabc.org) or Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Dick was born on January 8, 1933 to Gerhard and Edna Reinking in Blackwell, OK. He lived most of his youth in Arkansas City, KS. He attended and played football at both Cowley County Community College and The University of Kansas. Dick served in the US Army and also played football while in the Army. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Kansas in 1954. After college, he went to work for Prudential insurance, where he worked for over 50 years.

Dick married Barbara Brass in 1967, they later divorced. One child was born of this marriage, Angela. He married Wanda Shafer in 1981. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage and lived in Overland Park, prior to their move to Hillside Village in De Soto in 2015.

He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, a Kiwanis Club International member, a Johnson County Master Gardener, and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association. He was drafted during the Korean War, but was not deployed prior to the end of the war. However, he was a proud Veteran and he assisted in fundraising and planning efforts for the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial in Overland Park and for many years made sure brochures were stocked at the Memorial. He was a life-long KU Jayhawk fan, especially enjoying KU basketball. He was a strong yet gentle and loving husband, father, grandfather, sibling and friend to all. His memory will live on though his family and those he touched throughout his life.

He is survived by: wife Wanda Reinking, currently of De Soto; daughter Angie and husband Chris Bartak of Lawrence KS; stepchildren Jerry Shafer of Topeka, KS and Lory Boos and husband Ray; sisters Millie Maxson of Midland, TX and Barbara Goforth of Lawrence, KS and brother Phil Reinking of Arkansas City, KS. He was a loving grandfather to Oscar Bartak, Paul and Andrew Lacock and Markie Boos, along with four great grandchildren. He enjoyed being an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Richard Jr.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

18

Jul

12:00 PM 7/18/2016 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 7/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

7851 W. 119th St
Overland Park, KS

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
7851 W. 119th St Overland Park KS
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

18

Jul

1:00 PM 7/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church

7851 W. 119th St
Overland Park, KS

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
7851 W. 119th St Overland Park KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lawrence, KS

Lawrence KS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kansas Advocates for Better Care

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

7851 W. 119th St
Overland Park, KS
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