Glen Franklin Reinagle, 82, of Rice Lake, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
Glen was born to Theadore and Dorothy (Gourley) Reinagle on Oct. 13, 1937, in rural Piper City, Ill., where he was raised. Glen married Carol Tholen on July 3, 1960. They lived in Gilman, Ill., then moved to Fairbury, Ill. In 1973, they moved to Rice Lake, where they have resided since. Glen still owned and helped farm land on the Century Farm he and his brothers grew up on outside of Piper City.
Glen was a machinist by trade. He operated his own machining business out of his home for many years, designing, fabricating and machining parts for local and regional manufacturing businesses. He served on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College advisory board for the machine tool program and enjoyed making parts for and building scale model engines. He had a love for vintage vehicles, one of his most prized being his beloved bulldozer—the same model he drove growing up on the farm. Glen also loved fishing trips to Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota, in his boat with his brothers and other extended family.
Always one to embrace a challenge, Glen earned his private pilot license at age 50. He enjoyed bowling and golf, and played dartball. Glen was a devoted Chicago Bears fan. Glen and Carol traveled, visiting Europe several times, voyaging through the Panama Canal and enjoying time in Hawaii and Alaska. At home, Glen was particular about the upkeep of his yard. It should be noted, the welcome sign was not out for geese, moles or squirrels.
Glen is survived by his wife, Carol Reinagle; daughter Becki (Ken) George, of Birchwood; son Bradley (Patti) Reinagle, of Chetek, Wis.; granddaughters Amy (Matt) Jacobson, of Ashland, Wis., and Sarah (Patrick) Wittak, of White Bear Lake, Minn.; great-grandson Leif Jacobson; brothers Dale, Robert and Rex Reinagle, of Piper City, Ill.; special friends Deb, Jim and Pauline; one fat cat, Birch; and many other relatives and friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Theadore and Dorothy Reinagle, and his sister, Mary DeLong.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Skinner Funeral Home in Rice Lake, with visitation being held at 1–3 p.m. It will be followed by a gathering at the Elks Lodge in Rice Lake at 3:30 p.m. Honorary casket bearers are Robert Reinagle, Dale Reinagle, Rex Reinagle, Brad Reinagle, Mike Messner and Dave Fox.
The family asks that memorials be made out to Hungry Hollow or Community Cats Coalition.