Robert Reinhart


Robert Richard Reinhart, 85, Defiance, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born February 17, 1928, in Allen County, Indiana, the son of Leo "Jack" and Sarah "Sadie" (Foltz) Reinhart. On January 12, 1953, he married Ruth D. Troyer, who survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War, and was employed by LaFarge Corporation, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church and a life member of Paulding VFW Post 587, Paulding.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Reinhart, Defiance; two sons, Dennis (Sue) Reinhart, Oakwood, and David (Reinhilda) Reinhart, Morehead, Ky.; a daughter, Sue (Patrick) Irving, Napoleon, Ohio; two grandsons, Robert Neuenschwander and Michael (Alison) Neuenschwander; and two stepgrandchildren, Nicholas and Jessica Irving; three great-grandchildren, Sydney Perrott, Mitchell and Samantha Neuenschwander; and four great-stepgrandchildren, Bailee Bauer, Aidan, Madison and Nicholas Irving.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Reinhart; a granddaughter, Sarah Reinhart; three brothers, Maurice, Eugene and Donald Reinhart; and two sisters, Carolyn Dietrick and Florence Cox.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Tim Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Paulding County. VFW Post 587 will accord military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Melrose United Methodist Church's handicap ramp fund or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be sent to

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