Kathryn ‘Kay’ Reinhart, 81
Fri, 10/09/2020 - 2:58pm admin
March 2, 1939 —
Sept. 29, 2020
CHARLES CITY - Kathryn “Kay” Reinhart, age 81, of Charles City, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Chautauqua Guest Homes in Charles City.
Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa. A private family burial was at Oak Lawn Cemetery, with Father Jacob Rouse officiating.
Kathryn Ann Henry was born on March 2, 1939 to Herbert and Isabel (McCormick) Henry in Cresco. She attended Winneshiek County rural school and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cresco in 1957. She later graduated from the Rochester Junior College in 1960, receiving a diploma for the General Secretarial Finishing Course.
Kay first met David Reinhart at Matter’s Ballroom in Decorah, Iowa, then bumped into him at the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville, Iowa on the very same night. They dated for a few years. On Jan. 8, 1977, the couple wed at St Bridget’s Catholic Church in Bluffton, Iowa.
For many years, Kay helped Dave on the farm. While in college, she worked in the office at IBM and Mayo Clinic. She also worked at Hoines Drug Store and most recently at Leo’s Gift and Jewelry. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and had a green thumb for outdoor flower beds. She liked reading the newspaper, sewing and canning her vegetables, fruits and meats.
Kay was a lifetime member at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Bluffton. She especially loved going for car rides and looked forward to the weekly rides with Dave. Her father used to joke that she was “born with a steering wheel in her hand.”
Kay is survived by her husband, Dave of Ridgeway, Iowa; siblings, Joe Henry of Ridgeway and Marjory Sovey of Oro Valley, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Mary (Robert) Schatz of Lime Springs, Iowa; brother-in-law, Robert (Joan) Reinhart of Pocahontas, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Jane Henry; and sister-in-law, Paulette Henry.