27 Apr John Reinhardt
John LeRoy Reinhardt, age 49, passed away peacefully in his home, in rural Glen Ullin, ND, on April 24, 2022.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church, Bismarck. A time of sharing will be held on Friday, at 7:00 PM at First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, those gifts are preferred to the Beulah Rough Riders Motorcycle Club, PO Box 754, Beulah, ND 58523.
John was born in Hazen, ND, on November 24, 1972, to LeRoy William Reinhardt & Connie Ellen Mittelstadt Reinhardt. John was baptized on December 24, 1972, on Grandpa Reinhardt’s birthday. They resided north of Hazen, just to the south of Hazen Bay. LeRoy and Connie moved to rural Almont, ND in October of 1977. John and his older sister Colleen went to school in Almont. Due to the 1988 Almont school closure, John graduated from New Salem High School in 1991.
John attended Bismarck State College from 1993-1995. Colleen remembers the day he got on her bicycle and started pedaling up the road, waving his hand, not looking back and shouting, “I’m going to college. See you later!” That was John.
John and his mother moved from Almont to Bismarck and would eventually move to rural Glen Ullin when his mother married Donald Kastner. Donald soon passed from cancer. John was employed off the ranch; he always preferred ranch life and eventually became employed with Grant County, ND, keeping him closer to home. In 2011, nephew Tenner Siroshton moved from Bismarck, ND to Glen Ullin to attend 7-12 grades, living with Uncle John until May of 2016.
John was proud of being a Grant County Commissioner, serving multiple terms. As Commissioner, he also served on the multi-county Social Services Board.
“Maybe hard say how much more we get but also meat should be done (I forgot) and have meet people for it. But would be good cause get urs moms Pam’s Scotty dales picked up”! If you can read this, you know John very well!! He was explaining that getting together for Easter this past Saturday would be good because it would allow him to pick up the newly processed meat at the butcher shop and then deliver it, but the forecast wasn’t really telling us the amount of snow we were going to get, so really, we didn’t know if we’d be able to get together or not. He had a way of sending a text like no other.
John enjoyed the time he spent with members of the Beulah Rough Riders Motorcycle Club and the Our Place Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed being at the Clubhouses even before he had his trike. He felt welcomed by these groups; often enjoying rides and hanging out at the clubhouses; meeting new friends and forming wonderful relationships. Thank you, All, for your kindness!
John was a member of the ND Farm Bureau, holding down several hats, including being on the Grant/Sioux County Board and helping coordinate special events. John was extremely proud of the strong values held by this organization. Thank you, All, for your faithfulness to the farming/ranching community.
John’s side kick, Weasel, an Australian Shepherd, is a wonderful companion. She was found lying right beside him. She misses him very much.
John’s friends – ALL AMAZING!! Wherever John would go; he had friends there!! If you’ve helped John work cattle, If you’ve ridden motorcycle with John, If you’ve danced with John, If you’ve served with John on the Farm Bureau, If you’ve played pinochle with John, If John tried to convince you that Pendleton is good, If John asked you to make German potato salad, If you’ve picked crocuses for your mom or grandma….etc, you have something in common with John or he made sure you did!! For memories missed, we hope you will share special times you spent with John. Each memory is treasure.
Honorary Pallbearers – Anyone who considered John a friend.
John is survived by his mother and step-father, Connie & Frank Barnick; sister, Colleen Reinhardt (Steve Heinert); nephew, Tenner (Kylee Kuhn) Siroshton; God Child & great-nephew, Kiernen Williams; great-niece, Sofee Siroshton; God Child & niece, Jory Rohrich; step-sister, Pam (Steve) Rohrich and Family; step-brothers, Lorry (Jody) Barnick and Family, Brad Barnick and Son, Frankie (Renea) Barnick and Family; Uncle & God Father, Jack (Shirley) Reinhardt; Aunt & God Mother, Marilyn Smith; and many Uncles, Aunts, Great-Uncles, Great-Aunts & Cousins… many Beautiful Cousins.
John was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy; Grandparents, Jake & Erna Reinhardt and Art & Irene Mittelstadt; and niece Macee Williams.