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James A. Reinemann James A. Reinemann, 67, died suddenly from a logging accident at his tree farm in Adams County, Wis., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Jim was born Dec. 1, 1944 in San Diego, Calif., to Helen and Martin Reinemann. He grew up in Dekalb as the oldest of five kids then spent most of his adult life in Lake County, Ill. He met his wife of 45 years, Deborah, at NIU while working toward his MBA. He was drafted into the Army in Jan., 1967. He and Deborah moved to Germany where they had their first son, David James. After moving back to the United States in 1969, they had two daughters, Heika Mary and Karla Baie. He started teaching at the College of Lake County in 1970, where he mentored and touched the lives of thousands of students before retiring in 2004. His life ended too soon and too suddenly. His life was as full as it could have been - he lived every day with passion. He loved fishing with his children and grandchildren, hunting with his brother and friends, playing poker with fellow retired CLC professors, and meeting new people while traveling to new places. He also loved being outdoors at his tree farm where he planted trees and logged. But his greatest passion was his seven grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; son, David (Victoria); daughters Heika (Jeff) Hibbert and Karla (Jake) Mihalak; grandchildren, James and Elizabeth Reinemann, Elijah and Liam Hibbert, Calvin, Warner, and Henry Mihalak; mother, Helen; brothers, Thomas (Lynda) and Richard (Nancy); sisters, Mary (Scott) and Marcia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Reinemann; and brother-in-law, Frank Walker. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Jim Reinemann Memorial Scholarship fund in care of CLC Foundation, or to Habitat for Humanity. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee. For information, call 847-336-0127.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2012
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