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Michele Reinert

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Michele S. Reinert, age 61, of Elma, IA passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Colonial Manor. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Michele Sue was born October 1, 1958, the daughter of Lew and Jackie (Roe) Lowe in Hudson, WI. She attended and graduated from Oelwein Senior High. Michele was united in marriage to Jeff Reinert in September of 1977. The couple welcomed twin daughters, Billie and Beth. Michele and Jeff later divorced. She worked Pirillo's Sportsman in Oelwein. She then worked for Atwood. In 1997, Michele met the love of her life and partner, Dave Ewy. Michele moved to Elma in 1998 and worked at Donaldson's until her health forced her retirement. Michele was diagnosed with Glioblastoma September 22, 2009. She stunned doctors with her 10 year battle against this aggressive form of cancer. Michele loved entertaining and cooking for her family and friends, especially baking goodies at Christmas time. She enjoyed reading, and was often found next to Dave helping out with carpentry projects. Michele had a love for music and dancing, even during her last few days at Colonial Manor. Those left to cherish her memories are her life partner, Dave Ewy of Elma, IA; her daughters, Billie Schmitt of Elma, and Beth (Scott Gefaller) Reinert of Logan, IA; her grandchildren, Preston and Benjamin Hayek, Cody and Tyler Gefaller, and Arybella; daughter by love, Jessi (Terry) Slick; grandchildren by love, Tristin and Amojean; great-grandchild, Jermiah; her siblings, Theresa (Ernie) Mohlis of Waverly, IA, Chris (Paul) Patridge of Maynard, IA, Julia (Mike) Meska of Oelwein, IA; aunt, Valarie Johnson of South Dakota; uncle, Paul Roe of Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Cindy Lowe and Philip Lowe; her aunts, Pat Rollinger and Andrea Summers.

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  1. I met Michelle when I was a teenager, babysitting the twins while she worked at Prillos. Who would have guessed years later our lives would meet again while working at DCI. Michelle was a beautiful person. She was a great Mom, a great co worker and her spirit was infectious. So sorry for your loss. May she be dancing in heaven and shining her love down upon you.

  2. We Are Sending Prayers Condolences To Dave Family, At This Time Of Loss. Michele Truly Fought Her Battle With Cancer, As A Hero Going To Battle. I Always Adored Her Red Hair. She Always Had A Smile On Her Face. She Lived Her Life To The Fullest. God Bless You All. Keep Her Memory Alive Find Peace, Knowing She Is With Our Lord, In Heaven. She Will Be Watching Over You All, With Love From Above.

  3. Billie, So sorry to hear about your mom. She sounded like an amazing woman. Cherish the memories. Sending hugs. ❤️❤️ Norma Bullerman Calmar, IA

  4. I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. You have my deepest sympathy. We went to school together and we lived close to each other. She lived on 3rd Ave. N. W. and I lived on 4th St. N. W.. Her girls babysat my two kids in the morning before they went to school at Harlan. Weve been out of touch for quite sometime. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kathy( Kringlen) Moser. My kids are Jennifer and Ben Moritz.

  5. Michele and I became friends working at Donaldsons. She was always cheerful and fun to be around. She was so proud of her family and the love she had for them showed in her eyes when she talked about them. Running into her and Dave at Lourdes was always a great time. They danced the night away with a lot of love and laughter. Precious memories !! I am so sorry for your loss.

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