Nelson Reinard, firefighter, area character actor
Nelson L. Reinard, 63, of Alsace Township, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 in the emergency room of the St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Nelson was the husband of Grace E. (Marcks) Reinard. They had been married for 33 years.
Mr. Reinard was born in Lancaster on July 20, 1948. He was the son of the late Irven S. and R. Eleonor (Shirk) Reinard.
Nelson was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Pricetown. He served on the Anniversary Committee. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scout Troops 147 Temple and Troop 377 Stony Creek. Nelson enjoyed participating in native culture and living history. In living history he acted the character of "Mountain Man."
He was a firefighter/rescue and fire policeman for Lincoln Fire Company of Ephrata and Akron, Alsace Manor and Temple fire companies. Mr. Reinard graduated from Ephrata High School Class of 1966 and played the part of the downtown Ephrata Santa in the 1970s. His hobbies varied from fishing in Canada and Delaware to hunting, to baking. Nelson created the birthday cake for Pete Rose’s 40th birthday that was held at the former Veteran’s Stadium. He was the owner of the former Little Dutch Boy Bakery in Kenhorst. Nelson was the owner/operator of Reinard’s Digitizing and Design of Temple.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Henry I., husband of Melissa M. Reinard, of Womelsdorf; grandson: Ethan A. Reinard; and brother: Kenneth Reinard, of Lititz;
Memorial services for Mr. Reinard were held from the Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc., Temple, on Feb. 10, with Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Interment will be private.
Contributions may be offered to the family to help defray funeral expenses or to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Pricetown.
Online condolences may be made at milkinsgiles.com.
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