2010-09-16 / Obituaries

Arnold Walter Louis Reinhardt

October 7, 1922 - September 8, 2010

Arnold passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the Towers Nursing Home in Smithville.

Arnold Walter Louis Reinhardt was born on October 7, 1922 in the Sand Community of Lee County, Texas to Bernhard E. & Selma Ottilie (Fisher) Reinhardt. He was baptized on October 15, 1922 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas and confirmed there as well on April 5, 1936. His confirmation verse was Psalm 26:6-8 “I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O Lord, that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works. Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.” Arnold served in the United States Army from during WWII where he obtained the rank of Private before receiving his Honorable Discharge on August 7, 1944. He was united in marriage to Florence Marie Driessner on October 6, 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin by Rev. Herman Schmidt. Arnold was a lifelong farmer and rancher who was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin where he had served as an elder, school trustee, on the finance committee and sang in the men’s choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elsie Thalmann and Pauline Schneider.

Arnold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence Reinhardt of Magnolia; son, Jim & Tracy Reinhardt of Magnolia; daughter, Lucille & Philip Halpern of San Antonio; grandson, Corey Reinhardt of Magnolia; three granddaughters, Sarah Reinhardt of Magnolia and Allicen & Matthew Boerger of San Antonio and Kellye Halpern of San Antonio; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Driessner of Onalaska and Hattie Prellop of Giddings as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services for Arnold Reinhardt, 87 of Serbin, Texas, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family was present for visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Restoration Fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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