Virgil was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was retired as District Sales Manager for Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. and District Sales Manager for Ben Tire Distributors of Toledo. He was also former sales manager for the New Era Oil Company and wholesale sales manger for Crystal Tire Company of Crystal City, Missouri. Virgil served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL and was also a lifetime member of the Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge #1221. Virgil was also a member of the American Legion Post 0058.
Virgil was preceded into God’s arms by his loving wife, Margaret M. Reinhardt; his parents, Hugo and Bertha, nee Alderfer, Reinhardt; his in-laws, Harry and Agnes, nee Griesbaum, Billhartz; a sister and brother-in-law, LaVerne and Larry Stobbe; sisters-in-law, Mary Haas and Dorothy “Dottie” Salustro; and brothers-in law, Paul Billhartz, Richard Haas, George Lanter, Harold Wright, James Krohne and Clinton Buechler.
Surviving are four children, Kenneth L. (Suzan) Reinhardt of Punta Gorda, FL, Thomas G. Reinhardt of Smithton, IL, Nancy A. (Mike) Rule of Caseyville, IL, and Diane M. (Dennis) Mapes of Thornton, CO;
eight grandchildren, Michael Reinhardt, Stephanie Reinhardt, Katie (Paul) Wagner, Jenny (Doug) Kirk, Joe Rule, Allie (Joshua) Johnson, Ryan Mapes, and Shane Mapes;
five great-grandchildren, Ella Kirk, Easton Kirk, Nate Kirk, Nolan Kirk, and Gwendolyn Wagner;
two brothers-in-law, Vincent Billhartz and Denis Billhartz, both of New Baden, IL;
five sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Haas and Catherine “Kitty” Lanter, both of Mascoutah, IL, Veronica “Patsy” Wright and Agnes “Nellie” Buechler, both of Belleville, IL, and Mary Ann Krohne of Okawville, IL;
and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Virgil’s family would like to thank St. Paul Senior Community and a special thank you to personnel of Heartland Hospice for their wonderful, loving care of Virgil. They would also like to thank Tawanda, Beth, Chris, Verna, Meagan and Pat, the women who gave great care and compassion to Virgil during his last nine months of life. Also, thank you to Tom, Deb, Patty, Marty, Sue and John whose generosity allowed Virg and Marg to live out their lives together in a peaceful and loving environment.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.