Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 22, 2013

Carl D. Reinking

TRAVERSE CITY — Carl D. Reinking, 69, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Munson Hospice House.

Carl was born on July 15, 1944, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to the late Otto and Clara (Jeffries) Reinking. He married Sharon, his wife of 41 years, on Nov. 7, 1964, in Detroit. She preceded him in death on March 31, 2006.

Carl owned and operated Reinking Construction for many years until his retirement in 2005.

Carl loved living up north. His family was most important to him. Spending time hunting, fishing, going to the Indy 500 and barbecuing were some of Carl’s favorite family memories.

He attended Grawn United Methodist Church and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Carl was honest and a man of his word; he set a great example for his family to follow.

Carl is survived by a daughter, Angela (Joe) Rogers, of Traverse City; a son, Kurt (Bonnita) Reinking, of Royal Oak; four grandchildren, Paige and Nathan Rogers and Jacob and Joshua Reinking; and a sister, Marlene (Jack) Orr.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy McCurly.

A memorial service honoring Carl will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass Street, Traverse City. The Rev. Mary Brown will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with Carl’s family at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to Munson Hospice House or the American Cancer Society.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Carl’s family at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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