Dale William Reineke, age 61, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2017 at St. Nicholas Hospital.

He was born on July 28, 1955 in Portage, WI, son of the late Willis and Dorothy (Penshorn) Reineke.

Dale graduated from Manitowoc Lutheran High School in 1973.

He graduated from UW Stout, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Dale worked for Kohler Hospitality for 19 years and Badger Liquor Company for the past 10 years.

On July 30, 1989, he married Debra Heinecke at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The couple has resided in Plymouth following their marriage.

Dale surprised Debbie for their 25th Anniversary with a four legged companion: Annie Versary Reineke.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran

Church in Plymouth.

Dale enjoyed drinking wine, frisbee golf, taking rides on the pontoon boat, going up north, cooking and grilling, and spending time with his loving family and friends.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 27 years: Debbie; Two children: Daniel (Katie) of Sheboygan and Kelly of Appleton; Soon-to-be granddaughter, due to be born on his birthday; One sister: Melanie Reineke of Manitowoc; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Paul (Nancy) Heinecke, Linda (Dave) Schoening, Kendra (Dave) Ford, John Heinecke, and Nancy (Bob) Schmidtman.

Dale is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Mother-in-law: Gelaine Heinecke; Father-in-law: Karl Heinecke; Goddaughter: Heidi Westedt; Brother-inlaw: Peter Heinecke; and Sister-in-law: Barbara Heinecke.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday (May 2, 2017) at 6:30 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Rev. Nathan Meador, Pastor of the Church officiated.

Visitation took place on Tuesday (May 2) at Church from 3:30 P.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Dale’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Some of Dale’s favorite taglines were: “Happy Holidays,” “How YOU Doin’?,” “Work Hard, Play Harder,” “If I were any better, I’d be you,” “That is the best steak I’ve had all day,” “He is Risen,” and “The Man, the Myth, the Legend, The Story Continues”.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the first responders, entire staff at St. Nicholas Hospital, and family and friends for all the wonderful support given to them.

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