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Kenneth "Ken" Gerald Reinders

October 13, 1930 January 17, 2018
Kenneth "Ken" Gerald Reinders
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Obituary for Kenneth "Ken" Gerald Reinders

Rockford – Kenneth “Ken” Gerald Reinders, 87, of Rockford, died Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2018 at home following a sudden illness. Born October 13, 1930 in Ogle county Illinois, to Reiner and Gertrude (Gocken) Reinders and attended Byron Schools. Served in the USMC from 1951 to 1953 and then in the reserves until 1959. Ken married his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Ruth Hagerty on February 19th, 1956 at the Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford. He farmed on south Pecatonica road and then on Centerville road as well as doing custom farm work. Also worked at Growth Enterprises for almost 20 years until retiring. A longtime member of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago serving in many roles including being active with the Mariners. He enjoyed fishing, camping, time at Woodhaven Lakes and Stronghold. Was also a familiar face at a lot of auctions, especially at the Chana Auction Barn. He rehabbed many primitive furniture pieces and spent time teaching his grandsons about fishing and hunting.

Ken is survived by his sons, Michael (Debora) Reinders and James (Stephanie) Reinders both of Rockford; grandsons Joshua (Rachel) Reinders of Ambridge, PA, Aaron (Keisha) Reinders, Xavier Reinders, David “Tenni” Reinders, Bassey Reinders, all of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Elinor, Daisy, Annette all of Ambridge PA, Lillian and Ezra, both of Rockford.

Ken was predeceased by parents; wife, Eleanor Reinders; sister, Caroline Reinders; brother, John Reinders; great-grandson Kaiden Reinders.

Memorial service 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, with a memorial visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, 12473 Montague Rd., Winnebago, IL with Rev. Dr. Anita Stuart-Steva officiating. Cremation rites accorded. Private interment at Middle Creek Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N Elida St., Winnebago is assisting the family. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

27

Jan

10:00 AM 1/27/2018 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
Middle Creek Presbyterian Church

12473 Montague Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Middle Creek Presbyterian Church
12473 Montague Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

27

Jan

12:00 PM 1/27/2018 12:00:00 PM
Middle Creek Presbyterian Church

12473 Montague Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Cremation rites accorded with private interment at Middle Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Middle Creek Presbyterian Church
12473 Montague Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

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