Edwin E. Reinhardt

Born: Sun., Sep. 12, 1943
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 02, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 03, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Edwin E. Reinhardt, age 76, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  He was born on September 12, 1943 in Pittsfield, IL to Edwin and Lois Pease Reinhardt.  He married Barb Athey on April 4, 1970 in Quincy, IL and she survives.

Ed graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1962, where he was very active in sports and held the pole vaulting record for many, many years.  He went on to Lincoln Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio and went straight to work after graduating.  Ed worked for various places over the years, including Marine Service Station in Pittsfield, Webster’s Implement then O.B. Dell and Son in Pittsfield, and Webel Feed where he retired from.  During retirement, he also worked for a few years at Hofmeister Welding in Griggsville.  Ed had a very active life outside of working.  He raced stock cars and was the 1970 Pittsfield Speedway Track Champion.  He was an avid Cardinals fan and loved country music. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and attending all of his grandchildren’s ball games.  Ed was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, as well as a member of the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. & A.M. and the Quincy Consistory.  He was a past member of the Moose Lodge #420, the Pittsfield Fire Department, and the Shriners.  In earlier years, he coached Little League and was also active in Boy Scouts, serving as a Boy Scout Leader for over 30 years.  Ed never met a stranger and was kind hearted with a good sense of humor and a love for entertaining.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Barb Reinhardt; his son, Tom (Stephanie) Reinhardt of Pittsfield, IL; grandchildren, Megan Reinhardt and Clayton Reinhardt, both of Pittsfield, IL; sister, Judy Baughman of Pittsfield, IL; sister-in-law, Nancy (Rick) Schwieter of Rossville, GA; and nieces and nephew, Michelle Smith of Pittsfield, IL, Laurie Wyatt of Barry, IL, Eric (Stephanie) Schwieter of Chattanooga, TN; and Dawn Howard of Canandaigua, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Lois Reinhardt; in-laws, Sherman and Margaret Athey; brother-in-law, Donald Baughman; sister-in-law, Chris Smith; nephew, Donnie Baughman; and nephew-in-law, Brent Wyatt.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7:00 PM conducted by the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge #790 A.F & A.M.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Pittsfield Fire Department.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Edwin's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield Fire Department

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Carol Gregson
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Barb and Family,

I am sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts an prayers.

Barb (Dell) Gregg
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Dear Barb and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Ed's passing, He was one of a kind, I remember the parties at my folks house and he alwas made
sure everyone had a good time, and if I remember right he liked to talk in his Donald Duck voice.

We will be thinking about you at this time of your lose.

Leonard and Barb Gregg

Connie Kunzeman
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Barb, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such good memories of Eddie when the boys were in scouts!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

mary moss wellman
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
sorry for your loss Tom. he was a great man

Patrick Ghrist
   Posted Tue December 31, 2019
Mrs barb and Tom , I am sorry for your loss . we will keep you in our prayes . Eddie was a good man .

Janice Swartz
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
Barb sorry for your lost. Miss you @ work.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
With deepest sympathy Barb and family ! Debbie Hazelrigg

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Barb, Tom, Judy, and extended families,
Please know all you folks have my sincere sympathy.
Ed was a friendly and charitable guy.
My caring condolence, Bonnie

Rick Myers
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Barb, Tom, and Stephanie,

So sorry to see this. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this rough time.

Roger Turner
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Barb and Family

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of profound loss. Eddie was a dear friend. As you know, Eddie was a big part of my life when I was in High School. The Reinhardt garage where we built Eddie’s stock car was like my second home. Eddie and his parents were so kind to me and my brother. Eddie loved fast cars and motorcycles. I didn’t even have a driver’s license when I became friends with Eddie so I was thrilled when Eddie would take me for a ride in his Blue Dodge Charger or a ride on the back of his big black Harley Motorcycle as we flew down the highway.

In my mind’s eye I still see Eddie as a vibrant young man with an easy smile and a mischievous sense of humor. I have many fond memories of our time together racing, hunting and fishing. Eddie wasn’t one to brag about his skill as a stock car driver. He didn’t need to as the results spoke for themselves when he became track champion at the Pittsfield Speedway. Eddie raced against many of the best stock car drivers in the Midwest and came out on top. I am truly thankful to Eddie for that special time in my life.

When you look back and see all the things Eddie did for others, it is fair to say he was truly a Champion on and off the track. I will miss Eddie but he will not be forgotten.
Rest in peace my friend.

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
Dear Barb,
We are saddened, with the Pittsfield community, to learn of Ed’s passing. Our memories go back to his high school days when he was a popular student. His athletic abilities are legendary. We send our condolences, prayers and best wishes.

John E. Deemer
   Posted Thu January 02, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. I always felt Eddie was a good friend. He will be missed

karen Saxbury
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
Barb, I am so sorry, I just found out about Eddie. Please let me know if there is any thing I can do.

Janet E Martin
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
Barb and family,
So sorry for your loss. Stay strong with your love and strength through family. My deepest sympathy to you.

Becky Miller Hoeninh
   Posted Fri January 03, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Keeping Barb and their family in our thoughts and prayers. Becky Hoening, Juanita Miller and family

Sandra K Galloway
   Posted Sat January 04, 2020
Barb and Tom, I was so sorry to hear about Ed. He was a good man. Our prayers are with you.

Mark Gunder
   Posted Wed April 15, 2020
How sad. As a small boy I watched him race, he was my boyhood racing hero, I would jump and yell when that 7X car slid around the track in Pittsfield.

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