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Wilfred Henry ‘Hank’ Reinholz, 94, of Hubbard Lake died on Friday September 9, 2022. Hank was born April 3, 1928 in Ossineke Michigan to Ewald and Gertrude (Kowalsky) Reinholz. He left school in the 10th grade and joined the army. He served in the occupation of Japan during World War II. Back home, he held several jobs including a sawmill with his father, at Bud Wheel in Detroit, at Bay City Shovels, then worked at Abitibi until his retirement. On November 25, 1950, he married Jane Ann Bradley at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alpena.

Known as Hank to family and friends, he was an active member of the Spruce VFW, serving as Commanding Officer from 1967 to 1969 and again from 1974 to 1975. He was instrumental in the construction of VFW Hall in Spruce . In his later years, Hank enjoyed auctions and spent most weekends hunting for antique fishing lures.

Hank is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jane, five children – Randy (Sherry) Reinholz, Joann Reinholz, Viki VanEssen, Barbara (Dennis) Meggert and Tim (Cory) Reinholz. He is also survived by his grandchildren Melissa (Correy) Chabot, Dan VanEssen, Bill Reinholz, Jeremy (April) Corthals, Angie (Brad) Indish, Josh (Tiffany) Corthals, Nichole (Chris) Reinholz, Randi Reinholz, Boyd Meggert, Erich (Stephanie) Meggert, Brandy (Jeremy) Fuhr, Leroy (Heidi) Krentz and Derek (Courtney) Krentz. Great-grandchildren Heather, Erik, Scott, Danielle, Grace, Fox, Henry, Sadie, Braxton, Brenden, Eli, Sophia, Cody, Kiera, Lorilei and Emmet, and great-great-grandchildren Oaklynn and Aly.

The family will receive friends at Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral at 12 p.m. with the Reverend Bryan Solminen officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Lutheran Church Audio Fund

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