HORNELL-Karl M. Reitnauer, 87, formerly of East Washington St., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday (February 26, 2017) at Elderwood Nursing Home, in Hornell.
Born in North Hornell, NY, August 20, 1929, a son of Charles and Ruth Hover Reitnauer, he had resided in Hornell his entire life. Karl was a graduate of the Hornell High School. He was employed by New York State Department of Transportation as a bridge repair foreman. Karl served his country in the United States Army from January 8, 1951 until November 5, 1952 during the Korean Conflict. On May 22, 1954 Karl married the former Ann Fuller who predeceased him on October 26, 2016. He had a great love for his family and his country.
Karl was a long time active member of the Hillside Baptist Church. He served on the Mission Committee at church and was also a member of the Hornell American Legion.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Ann, an infant son David, 3 brothers Richard, Robert and Donald Reitnauer, 1 sister Ruth Reitnauer and a daughter-in-law Lori Reitnauer.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Nancy (David) Lewis of Arkport and Kathryn (Paul) HerrNeckar of Hornell, 2 sons, Otto (Sharla) Reitnauer of Georgia and Max Reitnauer of Maryland, 1 sister, Suzanne McCrea of Wellsville, 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director.
The family will be present from 1-3 and 6-8PM on Thursday (March 2, 2017) , at the Bender – Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell. Funeral services will be held on Friday (March 3, 2017) at 11AM at the Hillside Baptist Church, 805 Co Rd 66, Hornell, NY 14843, Rev. Craig Brittingham officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Hornell American Legion.