Ralph Paul Reinert, age 89, passed away at Ness County Hospital, Ness City, Kansas on May 20, 2015.
He was born on July 9, 1925 on the family farm near Riverside, Kansas, the son of Henry and Alice Petersilie, Reinert.
He was a farmer and lifetime resident of Ness City. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of Ransom VFW and a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ness City.
On June 10, 1953, he married Adrianne Folkerts. She preceded him in death October 11, 1958. On March 23, 1962 he married Norma Jean Walter. They later divorced.
He is survived by sons, Mike (Cindy) Reinert, Ness City, Kirk Reinert, Ness City , Darren (Sherry) Reinert, Hoisington, KS, Nyle (Glenna) Reinert, Great Bend, KS; daughter, Janis (Brad) Smith, Hoisington; 13 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 13 step great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Reinert; and sisters, Virginia Turley and Gladys Hilmes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Adrianne; brothers Marion, Eugene, Orlyn, Jerry, and Carl Reinert.
Viewing will be Thursday, May 21, 9 A.M. – 9 P.M. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home with family present, 6 – 8 P.M.
Funeral service will be Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 A.M. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home.
Burial at Ness City, cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wheatview Apartments, or American Cancer Society.