Mr. Reinhardt passed away Saturday morning December 24, 2011 at Brian’s House age 66 years. Son of the late Roy W. & Ethel (Jacobson) Reinhardt he was born June 18, 1945 in Bay City. He married the former Barbara M. Krauss May 31, 1986 in Bay City. She survives him. Wayne served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was past Commander and a Life member of the VFW Post 3724 in Standish and the VFW Post 485 in Bay City. Wayne was also served as District 11 Commander. After getting out of the Army, Wayne joined the National Guard and spent 13 years in it and retired in 1986 after completing 20 years. Wayne worked for G.M. for 25 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving besides his wife Barbara he leaves two children; Wayne Reinhardt Jr., Dawn (Todd) Fini, six step-children; Richard (Janice) Doud, Duane (Pamela) Doud, Diane St. Laurent, Bryan Doud, Bonnie Passannante, Cindy Doud, four grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren and three step- great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother and two sisters; Richard (Casey) Reinhardt, Diane (John) Wolfe and Lynda (Mike) Gerard. He was predeceased by a sister; Marilyn Reinhardt.
A Memorial Service will take place Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Meckes will officiate with military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council after the service. Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.