Joseph "Joe" V. Reinert


Dr. Joseph V. Reinert, 65 of Wayne, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk.

A Christian service with military rites will be held Monday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jim Splitt and the Rev. Deb Valentine will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery   in Emerson. Memorial visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m. until service time at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne

Doctor Joseph V. Reinert was born to Lorene (Heim) and Vincent Reinert on June 27, 1955, in Hoxie, Kanasa. Joe married Glenda (Steinman) on March 26, 1983 in Norfolk. Joe Reinert's life was highlighted by service to others, through the U.S. Navy, Army National Guard, and as a School Educator and Administrator. His service extended into the school system as a teacher in Millard, principal in Dodge, and finally a superintendent of schools in Exeter and then Wayne. Joe’s spirit of service also reached his communities through various organizations, notably: Greater Nebraska Superintendent’s Organization, Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, as a Past President of the Wayne KIWANIS Club and Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce and others.

   Joe is survived by his wife, Glenda, children Keely Schaffer (Jeremy) of Lincoln, Alexis of South Sioux City, Adam (Stephanie), and grandson Reese of South Sioux City, emotional support dog Chloe; mother, Lorene; siblings: Nick (Rae), George (Patty), John, Gerard (Angel), Steve Moeller (Cheryl), Jon Fox; Parents-in-law, Vern & Wilma Steinman, sister-in-law Cheryl, and brother-in-law Vern Jr. (Lisa); as well as 6 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his father Vincent, brothers Robert and Msgr. James, and sister Jeanne Fox.

Memorials may be directed to the Reinert family for later designation.