Mary Carol (Beissel-Menning) Reinhart, 72, Bismarck died October 26, 2018, in her home. A memorial service will be on Monday, November 5 at 10 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, McClusky, ND followed by burial services at the ND Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Mary was born on December 16, 1945 to Frank Joseph and Oddjborge “Sophie” (Ostrem) Beissel, SR. in Hastings, MN. After graduating from Hastings High School in 1963, Mary lived and worked in the Farmington-Rosemount, MN area until marrying Donald G. Menning on November 13, 1965. They lived in Texas while Don was stationed in the Army and then moved back to the Minneapolis area to continue to raise a family.
Mary and her three children lived in the Apple Valley and Rosemount, MN areas where she provided daycare in her home, until June 5, 1977 when she married Kenneth E. Reinhart and moved with her children to Kenny’s farm in McClusky, ND.
Mary enjoyed being a farm wife and she was always busy with something. She enjoyed country living, working with the cows, gardening, tending to her flower beds, baking, cake decorating, making homemade candy, quilting and crafting. Mary was known for her decorated cakes and had a small business from home making them for others. She had a generous spirit and loved to share her quilts, cakes and homemade goodies with friends and family. She also enjoyed making goodies and quilts for many church and community events, as well as making quilts to take to the VA Home. Mary also enjoyed visiting family, friends and neighbors in her spare time.
In 2007 Mary and Kenny decided to retire from farming and ranching and move to Bismarck. Soon after they became snowbirds and spent their winters in AZ, where Mary enjoyed BINGO, four-wheeling, and visiting with friends and family.
Mary was loved by many and she will be greatly missed! Mary is survived by her children: Dawn Menning and Todd Menning; Grandchildren: Keeya (Matt) Corwin, Andrew (Carly) Miller, Anna Weber and Alex Goodwin; Great grandchildren: Paisley, Trevor, and Wyatt; siblings: Frank (Mary) Beissel, Richard (Darlene) Beissel, Jerome (Joyce) Beissel, Patricia Holmgren, Barb (Andy) Andreas, Roger (Lonna) Beissel, Sophie (Keith) Reinhart, Della (John) Trygestad, Stanley (Sabine) Beissel and Darlene Beissel; Godchildren: Corey Andreas, Amanda Andreas and Austin Johnson, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and her faithful companion, Karyle Jo.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Sophie Beissel, SR., husband, Kenneth E. Reinhart, son, Shane Reinhart and sister, Charolette (Beissel) Marson.