Walter O. Reinhart

Born: Sat., Apr. 19, 1947
Died: Mon., Nov. 29, 2010

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Walter Owen Reinhart - born April 19, 1947, died in his home November 29, 2010 of natural causes. He was 63 years old. There will be a memorial service Saturday December 4, 2010 at 6:30 at the Weston Memorial Hall: 210 East Main Street Weston, OR 97886. There will also be a viewing on Thursday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton: 336 SW Dorian Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801. Visit www.burnsmortuary.com to leave thoughts and prayers for his family loss on the obituary page. Walt was born and raised on a dairy farm in Warroad, MN, the fourth of six siblings of John Wilbur Reinhart and Helena Marie Beseman. He attended elementary school in Salol, MN, and graduated from Roseau High school in 1965 where he excelled at music and hockey. He was active in 4-H and helped on the family farm starting at an early age. He homesteaded to Oregon in 1965 following two of his older siblings to work for the Mt. Hood National Forest. In 1966 he was drafted by the US Army and served in Korea as part of the 110th MP CO, Sentry Dog Platoon. He returned to Oregon in 1969 and resumed his position with the Forest service. He married Judy Parsons1969 in Sandy, OR. They had 2 daughters Kristen and Suzie. After they divorced he began his career as a master cement worker. He later married Cheri Swanson in Tigard, OR and had 2 sons, Lee and Shane. In 1989, Walt and family moved to the Pendleton area to join most of his family in that area; here Walt continued his construction business until he retired. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing with family and friends as well as at community events. He also was very passionate about the many hours he spent donating his time to the Pendleton Roundup. He was very proud of the fact that he was to receive his 25 year pin this year as well as a Volunteer Achievement Award, for his many years of service with the Pendleton Round-up Association. His greatest passion was his grandchildren - Scotty and Dustin Lantz, Megan and Jacob McCausland, Garret and Ashlee Reinhart, and Marina Watson. Other interests include raising turkeys, hunting with his boys along with camping and fishing with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife Cheri Reinhart, mother Helena Reinhart of Weston; daughters: Kristen Patterson of Milwaukie, OR, and Suzie and husband Scott McCausland of Clackamas, OR, sons: Lee Reinhart and wife Amber of Bend, OR, and Shane Reinhart and Stephanie of Weston, OR, brother Ron Reinhart and Wife Darlene of Athena, OR, sister Myrna and husband Lloyd Evans of Baker City, OR, sister-in-law Patricia Reinhart of Weston, OR, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father John, sisters Sandra and Lorna, a brother Gordon and granddaughter Ashlee.

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Cindy and Ryan Cecil
   Posted Thu December 02, 2010
Walt will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was always so good to me and my family and we will never forget him. Stay strong Cheri, we love you!

Marissa and Eunice Monsrud
   Posted Thu December 02, 2010
You are all in our prayers, God is with you to comfort and guide you. Much Love, Eunice and Marissa Monsrud

GK Griffith
   Posted Thu December 02, 2010
I met Walt&Cheri about 1975. We instantly became close friends. Walt was a JOLLY person; a joy to be around. He coined the phrase "Birthy Hapday!" many years ago; what a funny guy! I still think of that and smile. I will miss him. Loving you Cherimy BFF, and Lee, Shane, and family! GK

Stacey and Devin Stefonowicz
   Posted Fri December 03, 2010
Cheri,Lee, Shane and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Walt is singing and telling stories in a better place. Love, Stacey, Devin, and Madeleine

jim jernberg
   Posted Sat December 04, 2010
so sorry to hear of walt's passing. i talked to eunice a few mins ago and she told me. it was so nice of walt to play guitar and sing at my fathers memorial in portland in 1986. hope all is well with you and yours.

Sharon Lund
   Posted Mon December 06, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Walt's passing. We were classmates at Roseau and I always enjoyed Walt. We had such a good time with him at our last class reunion when he played his guitar on the deck of the golf course. God's Blessings to you at this difficult time.

Sharon Lund
   Posted Mon December 06, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Walt's passing. We were classmates at Roseau and I always enjoyed Walt. We had such a good time with him at our last class reunion when he played his guitar on the deck of the golf course. God's Blessings to you at this difficult time.

Sharon Lund
   Posted Mon December 06, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Walt's passing. We were classmates at Roseau and I always enjoyed Walt. We had such a good time with him at our last class reunion when he played his guitar on the deck of the golf course. God's Blessings to you at this difficult time. Sharon Brandt Lund

Rick Johnson
   Posted Mon December 06, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. I grew up with Walt from grade 1 thru 12 and have many great memories of our times together. I lost contact with him after high school but it was good to see him again at the last class reunion. My condolances to the Reinhart family.

Brian Sharon Pelowski
   Posted Mon December 06, 2010
We were stunned and saddened to see Walters obituary in the Roseau paper. We had such a good time with him at our class reunion. He kept us out late playing his guitar on the deck. Was so much fun. He was a great guy. As little as we got to see him since high school, He was always one of our class favorites. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brian and Sharon Pelowski

Linda Thompson
   Posted Thu December 09, 2010
Was so sad seeing Walter memorial in the Estacada News today 12/10/10. He took me to Snowball dance my senior year because my date did not show! Him & his family were special to all of us. My mom, Nelda and dad Bill Bryson. He worked at the Forest Service with my twin sister Glenda husband Ken Burhus and Tom Bourgo family friend at Estacada Our prayers with you.

boyd swent
   Posted Thu December 09, 2010
Cheri and family, I am deeply saddened by your loss. While I didn't know Walt well, I know the you were a very close family and will miss him dearly. Our prayers are with now and know your strength and faith will serve you well during this time of your loss. Boyd and Carol

Marlys Larson Cassidey
   Posted Sun December 12, 2010
Walter and I attended grade school in Salol, MN for eight years, high school in Roseau, and graduated together in 1965. Our paths did not cross again, but I will long remember his wonderful sense of humor. I am so sorry for your loss.

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