Jack W. Reynolds
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Jack W. Reynolds, age 83, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 with his loving family by his side.
Jack was born on March 8, 1931 in Sheboygan to the late Jack and Dorothy Reynolds. Following the death of his mother, he was raised by his grandparents Peter and Katherine Karst until age 8 when he then went to live with his aunt and uncle (adoptive parents) Mildred and Earl Karst. He attended school here in Sheboygan and graduated from Central High School in 1950. Jack was very athletic, involved in football, basketball, baseball and track throughout his high school years. On June 28, 1952 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Grace Tasche at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. They celebrated 59 years of marriage until her death in 2011. Jack was employed as a supervisor at various furniture companies, retiring from Bemis in 1993. Jack joined the Naval reserves in 1950 while still in high school. He was a chief petty officer until 1974, then becoming an Army reservist retiring as First Sergeant E8 in 1983. He was a proud member of TREA. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his many trips to his trailer in Amberg, WI, fishing, golfing, and was an avid bowler. Jack was also an avid Brewers and Packers fan who attended the 1969 Ice Bowl. He loved to watch golf, with one of his highlights having the opportunity to be a volunteer at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights. Jack could build anything, fix anything, was truly a "Jack of all trades". Jack was a life time member at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Jack is survived by his children, Debbie Sprengel (special friend, Dan), Scott (Sharon) Reynolds of Sheboygan. Also survived by Dick (Jean) Sprengel, six grandchildren, Chad (Mary) Sprengel, C.J. (Amy) Sprengel and Jeremy (Niki) Reynolds all of Sheboygan, Aaron (Shelly) Reynolds of Grafton, Clay Mayer of Minnesota and Ashley Mayer of Green Bay; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew, Anthony, Katelyn, Emily, Jaemasen, Ona, Eleanor and August; brothers Dr. Ralph (Pat) Karst of Monroe, Louisiana and Richard Karst of Sheboygan; sister Pat Reynolds-Batish of California; brother-in-law Fred Tasche; sister-in-law Virginia Tasche of Sheboygan. Nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends further survive. He was further preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Donald Karst; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Marvin (Lorraine) Schnicke, Donald (Charlotte) Wagner, Bette (Al) Menge, August Tasche Jr., Kathy Karst, Carlene Tasche; nephew Gary Menge and special friends Jack and Sidney Feldman.
Jack will always be remembered for his smile, wit, kindness, jokes, stories and for remembering everyone by name. Jack will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral service for Jack will be held at 12 P.M., Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum Chapel of Eternal Light with Rev. Marcus Powers officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow. Family and friends may gather at the Chapel of Eternal Life, 6706 Superior Ave., from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 12 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Our Savior's Lutheran Church has been established.
Jack's family would like to thank the 4th floor staff at St. Nicholas Hospital and extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Libby's House for their compassionate care and friendship.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.
Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 17, 2014