In Memory of

Bea Reinert

August 12, 1922 - March 12, 2014
Bernetta "Bea" (Boothby) Reinert, the daughter of Leslie and Minnie (Helen) Boothby, was born in Cherokee County on August 12, 1922. She grew up in the Maryhill area and attended Grand Meadow School through the 10th grade. She later earned her GED. She married Lawrence Reinert on March 12, 1939. The majority of their married life was spent in Cherokee County. The family soon grew to include six children. Bea was a busy mother and homemaker, and also did house cleaning for many different families, her church and other businesses. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She loved to laugh and visit with her family and friends. She was active in the Holy Name Ladies Guild. Bea and Lawrence spent many winters as snowbirds in the Mission and McAllen, TX area. Lawrence passed away on November 19, 1991. Following his death, Bea continued living at her home in Marcus. For the past 2 1/2 years, she has made her home at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Bea passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, having reached the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Minnie (Schroeder), a great-grandson, and 5 siblings: Ella Woodall, and Bill, Martin, Roberta and Dick Boothby. She is survived by her children and their families: Judy (Jerry) Lubben of Marcus, IA, Larry Reinert of Cherokee, IA, LeRoy (Sandra) Reinert of Burlington, KY, Terry Reinert of Cassville, MO, Rebecca (Rusty) Bentzinger of Pella, IA, and son-in-law, John Schroeder of Remsen, IA; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. To the individuals, neighbors, family and friends who have helped Mom over the years--whether it was early mornings or late evenings, you saw to it that she made it to her doctors appointments, dialysis, or just to the grocery store. She would not have been able to live alone for as long as she did if you had not taken on this burden. Mom spoke so highly of each and every one of you. God bless you all.
10 AM, Monday, March 17th Holy Name Catholic Church 102 N. Elm St. in Marcus
Father Dan Guenther
Ryan Bentzinger Anthony Bentzinger Jack Anderson Nick Weiler Mike Wittkop Adam Wittkop
4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16th Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home 100 Eagle Ave ~ Marcus The family will be present from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Organist ~ Shirley Kunzweiler
Holy Name Catholic Cemetery Marcus


Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Aunt Bea was a warm person. I remember her warm smile, her sparkling eyes, her big hugs and her warm laughter. ”
- Johnette M. (Reinert) Sigwarth
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I only knew Bea at dialysis here in Le Mars. She always spoke to me and called me by name. She was a sweet lady. I will miss her.”
- Sarrah Ruth Watson
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to you during your loss. I always enjoyed working with Bea in Sunset Knoll and later at her home. We always had such great visits. Our prayers are with you all.”
- Karmen M. Hodgdon
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was the best, always had a smile on her face. Wish I could be there for the funeral but my prayers are with you. ”
- Roberta Mitchell
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We'll miss you, Bea!”
- The Reinerts
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