1883 — 1964
Emil Reinsch Fillmore Native Called by Death
Emil Reinsch passed away at his home in Geneva, Neb., April 18, 1964 at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 4 days. He had been in ill health for some time and recently had spent several weeks in a hospital.
Emil, oldest son of Joseph and Emma Reinsch, was born March 14, 1883, in Momence township, near Shickley, Neb. He grew up in that vicinity.
January 18, 1910, he was married to Agnes Steffgen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steffgen of Shickley, at St. Mary's Catholic church near Shickley, Father Charles A. Becker officiating. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Reinsch moved to a farm near Grafton. In 1918 they moved to a farm in Stanton township. Mr. Reinsch made his home and farmed there until 1948, when he retired and moved to Geneva, where he lived until his death.
To this union were born two sons, Ernest and Joseph and one daughter, Helen. His son Ernest preceded him in death in 1939. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Charlie and two sisters, Anna Yaeger and Mollie Grote.
Mr. Reinsch is survived by one son, Joe of Geneva, one daughter Mrs. Helen Biegert of Geneva, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, five brothers, John, William, Henry and Ernest of Geneva and Herman of Denver, Col., two sisters, Emma Volkmer of Geneva and Carolyn Reinsch of Denver, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from St. Joseph church in Geneva at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, Rev. Paul Ulenberg officiating. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Thomas Biegert, John, Robert, Howard, Richard and Dean Reinsch. Two grandsons, Jimmy Reinsch and Steven Biegert served the funeral Mass. Interment was in the Geneva cemetery.
Source: The Nebraska Signal, of Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska; 23 April 1964. This transcription and citation were provided by Jane Michel.