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Oliver J. Reinhart Jr. of D'Hanis, age 91 years, three months and three days, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, in San Antonio. He was born Dec. 21, 1921, in D'Hanis to Oliver J. Reinhart and Hattie Louise (Koch) Reinhart. After graduating high school in D'Hanis, he entered Texas A&M University, graduating in 1943. Upon graduation, he served in the U. S. Army in WWII, earning the Bronze Star under General Patton's command. He was, indeed, a genuine member of the "Greatest Generation". He was Dimmit County Extension Agent in Carrizo Springs, from 1947 until his retirement in 1976, when he and his wife, Sue Ella (Trant), moved to D'Hanis. He was a member of Carrizo Springs Rotary Club, charter member of Hondo/D'Hanis Rotary Club, chairman of Perpetual Care of Holy Cross Cemetery, member of Alsace Friendship Exchanges, and chairman of the Medina County Historical Society. He was a member of Castro Colonies Heritage Association and was instrumental to the publishing of "The History of Medina County, Vol. 1". His passion in D'Hanis was his ranch, improving the ranch and upgrading the cattle by crossbreeding Brahma and Herefords. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Randolph and husband Jack of Fairbanks, Alaska; his son, John Paul Reinhart and wife Letty of D'Hanis; the grandson he raised, John Paul Reinhart Jr. and his wife Danielle; five grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children. His wit and humor brought joy to the lives of everyone he touched. Oliver gave freely and willingly in so many ways and will be missed dearly.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Mar. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10 a.m., both at Holy Cross Catholic Church in D'Hanis. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
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Published in Express-News on Mar. 26, 2013