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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of James Frederick "Jim" Reinhardt of Alton,
4who passed away on September 25, 2018; and
5    WHEREAS, Jim Reinhardt was born in Alton to Walter and
6Wilhelmina (Grabbe) Reinhardt on February 28, 1926; at the age
7of 16, he joined the Alton Municipal Band as the youngest
8clarinetist to date; he went on to become the band manager and
9served in that role for 22 years; he met his wife, Martha Reid,
10who was a soloist, in the band; they married in September 1952;
11he served in the United States Marines during World War II in
12the regiment assigned to cover the occupation of Japan; he
13studied electrical engineering at the University of Illinois;
15    WHEREAS, Jim Reinhardt worked for Grabbe Construction
16Company, Laclede Steel, and eventually retired from The Boeing
17Company; and
18    WHEREAS, Jim Reinhardt was a lifelong member of the
19Evangelical United Church of Christ, where he was fondly known
20as "Coach"; he taught Sunday school, was a youth advisor, and
21the coach of athletics; and



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1    WHEREAS, Jim Reinhardt had a mechanical mind and completed
2extensive model train and airplane projects and built
3treehouses and go-karts for his children; he was an avid fan of
4the U of I sports programs; he was thankful for the life he had
5with his family and was known for his storytelling; and
6    WHEREAS, Jim Reinhardt is survived by his wife, Martha; his
7three children, Reid Stroud, Walter (Joan) Reinhardt, and
8Clinton (Laurie) Reinhardt; his brother-in-law, Robert (G.G.)
9Reid; his grandchildren, Adam (Ana) Stroud, Erin Stroud, Zach
10Reinhardt, Ethan (Ingrid) Reinhardt, Rebecca Reinhardt,
11Miranda Reinhardt, and Jacob Reinhardt; and his
12great-grandchildren, Charlee Stroud, Dylan Stroud, and Gabriel
13and Nicole Hentschel; therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16James Frederick "Jim" Reinhardt and extend our sincere
17condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
18him; and be it further
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Jim Reinhardt as an expression of
21our deepest sympathy.