Esther Martha Reinhold

Esther Martha Reinhold, 96, of Monterey, IN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loyal canine companion, Zeba.  Esther was born on March 12, 1925 in Chicago, IL to the late Peter and Eva [Sturm] Mack who were of Lithuanian descent.  Esther was very proud of her heritage.  She graduated from Monterey High School in 1942.  Esther married her high school sweetheart, Valentine F. “Junior” Reinhold, Jr., on September 23, 1944.  Throughout their lives, they were inseparable, until Junior passed away on April 13, 2016.  Now they dance the streets of gold together.

Esther was a longtime member of the Monterey United Methodist Church and was very active in her younger years.  She was also a member of the American Milk Producers, Inc. and enjoyed attending the National Dairy Convention in Madison, WI with Junior.  Esther especially enjoyed crocheting and coloring.  She was an avid collector of chicken, cow, rabbit, Santa, and nut cracker trinkets and figurines. 

Esther was a city girl turned farm wife, and she loved every minute of it.  She was a hard worker and had a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime.  Esther’s first job was as a courier in downtown Chicago.  She worked at Kingsbury Ordinance Plant and Culver Military Academy.   Esther was the first female school bus driver for Culver Community Schools.  Her greatest achievement was her family whom she loved very much, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Esther will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She is survived by:

Christine Earp, Monterey, IN Daughter

Valentine F. “Fred” (Elaine) Reinhold III, Monterey, IN Son  

Ronald (Kelly) Reinhold, Grandson

Jacob (Amy) Koepkey, Grandson

Ross (Nicole) Earp, Grandson

Allison (Randy Kopka) Earp, Granddaughter

Brian (Susan) Hessong, Grandson

Scott (Sydny) Hessong, Grandson

Rhonda Reinhold, Granddaughter-in-law

Austin (Ali) Reinhold, Great Grandson

Scottlyne Reinhold, Great Granddaughter

Darian (fiancé: Charles) Reinhold, Great Granddaughter

Reilly Reinhold, Great Granddaughter

Logan Koepkey, Great Grandson

Griffin Koepkey, Great Grandson

Madelyn Koepkey, Great Granddaughter

Sawyer Koepkey, Great Grandson

Maci Earp, Great Granddaughter

Maddison Earp, Great Granddaughter

Esther Earp-Kopka, Great Granddaughter

Michael Demonja, Great Grandson

Anthony Demonja, Great Grandson

Herbert Hessong, Great Grandson

Kenneth Hessong, Great Grandson

Amelia Hessong, Great Granddaughter

Stephanie Hessong, Great Granddaughter

Shaynah Hessong, Great Granddaughter

Judith (Howard) Carlisle, Sister-in-law

Byron (Nancy) Reinhold, Brother-in-law

David (Vivian) Reinhold, Brother-in-law

Many Nieces and Nephews

 

Preceded in death by:

Peter and Eva [Sturm] Mack, Parents

Valentine F. “Junior” Reinhold, Jr., Husband

Kenneth (Karen) Reinhold, Son

Richard Earp, Son-in-law

Robert “Robbie” Reinhold, Grandson

Emily (Dick) Urban, Sister

Mary (Charles) Teichman, Sister

Anne (Albert) Kimrey, Sister

1 Infant Brother

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM – 2 PM EDT Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Nancy Foster officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Monterey United Methodist Church, ALS Foundation, or Alzheimer’s Association.

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.