Marilyn Reinhardt, 78Marilyn Dartt Reinhardt, 78, of Lapeer, Mich., passed away Feb. 27 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.
Marilyn Dartt Reinhardt, 78, of Lapeer, Mich., passed away Feb. 27 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1934, near Red Wing, Minn., to (the late) Bertha G. (Featherstone) Dartt and Dr. Clifford F. Dartt. She graduated from Red Wing High School, received a B.S. degree from North East Missouri State University, and attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Marilyn married Jules Lawrence Reinhardt on July 3, 1954, in Red Wing. Together, they have lived in Lapeer since 1963. She was a co-founder of the Health Enrichment Center School of Massage Therapy in Lapeer.
A 50-year member of P.E.O., she was the founder of Lapeer P.E.O. Chapter DX. Marilyn was also very passionate about all animals. No stray ever crossed her path, animal or human alike, that did not find a loving home.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Jules L. Reinhardt of Lapeer; their five children, Jeri Lyn Reinhardt (Keith Lee) of St. Paul, Minn., Erik Jay Reinhardt (Julie) of Lapeer, Jenifer Amrita Reinhardt (Aurelio Stella) of Rochester Hills, Mich., Jules Paul Reinhardt (Kathy) of Lapeer, Stefanie Dartt Reinhardt (David Villanueva) of Crested Butte, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Britton Nathaniel Reinhardt, Marilyn Olivia Reinhardt, Makaela Mae Reinhardt, Jules Ann Reinhardt, Sydney Dartt Reinhardt, Isabel Flora Stella, and Nicholas Alexander Stella.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Todd Smith will be officiating. There will also be a celebration of her life to be held in Red Wing later this summer.
Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. Memorial donations to P.E.O. Chapter DX or the ASPCA are greatly appreciated.
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