Doris Jean Reinert
Doris Jean Reinert was born Jan. 27, 1935, near Parnell, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn Paul and Lucille (Banes) Lekin. She graduated from North English High School in 1951. Upon graduation, Doris worked at Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids as a secretary. On May 23, 1953, Doris was united in marriage to Robert Dale Reinert at the North English United Methodist Church. They were stationed in Kentucky from 1952 to 1954. Afterward, they lived on a farm just off of Pigeon Road from 1955 to 1964, and in the fall of 1964, they moved into North English. Doris worked for Evans/Lifetouch Photography for many years and was instrumental in finishing Bob's woodworking and construction projects. Doris was a member of the North English United Methodist Church, where she served as communion steward for many years. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, attending her grandchildren's activities and searching for antique ice cream scoops. Doris died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at the English Valley Care Center in North English at the age of 83 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Roberta (Craig) Trost of Groton, Conn., and Melody (Eric) Schwenke of Sigourney; five grandchildren, Jason (Astrid) Trost of Santa Monica, Calif., Brian (Lucy) Trost of East Lyme, Conn., Ryne (Emily) Schwenke of North English, Kory (Paige) Schwenke of Keota, and Megan Schwenke of Hudson; six great-grandchildren Caleb and Leon Trost, Sawyer Schwenke, Flynn Schwenke and Josephine and Lillian Trost; a sister, Dorothy (Rex) Stout of North English; and a sister-in-law, Betty Smith of Walford.
She was preceded by her parents and husband.
Celebration of Life service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the North English United Methodist Church in North English. The Rev. Michelle Williamson will officiate. Burial will be in the North English Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until service time at the North English United Methodist Church in North English.
Memorials may be given to North English Library, English Valley Care Center or the North English United Methodist Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.