NEW ULM - Marion Reinhart, 85, formerly of New Ulm died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his home in Thompson Falls, Montana. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org
Marion is survived by his children, Kim (Laurie) Reinhart of Mound, Michelle (Dennis) Auslam of Morton, Eric (Cindy) Reinhart of Maple Plain, Shannon Reinhart of Mound, Patrick Reinhart of Mound, Kevin (Angie) Reinhart of Ironton; eleven grandchildren; companion friend, Claudia Paul of Thompson Falls, Montana; sisters and brother-in-law, Arlyn and Manfred Weinmann of Germany, Elizabeth "Betty" Lopez of Oregon, Esther Kitzberger of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amanda Rose Reinhart in infancy; sisters, Alice Schmidt, Angie Domeier, Bernice Walter, Laura Reinhart; brothers, Ferdie, Victor, Harley, Chester and Henry "Jim" Reinhart.
Marion G. Reinhart was born on December 16, 1927 in New Ulm to Henry and Elizabeth (Schaefer) Reinhart. He had served in the United States Air Force. He loved and lived a simple life and enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, landscaping and hunting. In his younger years he won a radio singing contest. Marion was a successful salesman for over thirty years and enjoyed the one on one with people selling Kirby vacuums and Singer sewing machines. He spent many days with his brother hunting moose and deer in Alaska. Marion lived in Minnsota for half his life and the other half in Montana. He was faithful and consistent in making an annual journey back home to see his children. Marion always referred to Minnesota as "his home".