Duane L. Reinke, Lake Geneva (1949 - 2014)
July 29, 1949 - September 1, 2014
Duane L. Reinke 65, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, September 1st. Duane was born on July 29, 1949; son of the late LaVerne Reinke and Rose Morris. After graduating from Whitewater High School, Duane enlisted in the Navy. He was always proud of his service in the Navy, where he fought in the Vietnam War on a destroyer. After the Navy, Duane worked as a small engine repair expert at Dewey’s in Mukwonago and Reed’s Marina at Delavan Inlet. He continued his career as a machine mechanic at Patrick Cudahy Foods in Cudahy and recently worked at Swiss Tech in Delavan. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors, The American Legion, and the UFCW (United Food & Commercial Workers Union).
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne and Rose; brothers in law, Lloyd Dragert Sr., and Patrick Read; and one nephew, LaVerne Reinke Jr. Duane is survived by his brothers and sisters: Bonnie Dragert (Lloyd Sr. deceased), Diane Read (Patrick deceased), Dale (Jen) Reinke, Ronald (Jean) Reinke, Michael (Lisa) Reinke, and Kristine (Rick) Bryant. Nieces and Nephews: Lloyd Dragert Jr., Deb Duester, Danelle Crow, Patrick Read, Renee Cooper, Nick & Brandon Reinke, Braindy Recob, Leslie Reinke, and Charles Martin, Katherine Tuente, & Jeff Martin. He is also survived by 22 great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
A visitation for Duane will be held AT HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 730 N. Wisconsin Street of Elkhorn, WI on Thursday September 4, 2014 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11 am on Friday September 5, 2014, officiated by Fr. Jim Schuerman, followed by a committal service at White Oak Cemetery in the town of LaFayette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Duane’s name to the Tin Can Sailors, the Navy Seal Foundation or the VA Hospital in Milwaukee. An online guest registry can be found for Duane at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn assisted the family with Duane’s arrangements.