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Elvina Marie Reinart

February 7, 2023 | 0 comments

Elvina, 68, of La Crosse, WI passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center on Sunday, February 6, 2023.

Elvina was born in Plentywood, Montana to Stanley and Jessie Nichols (Graham). She attended school in Plentywood & Williston, ND and graduated in 1972 from Williston high school. She later got her CNA license from Minot University in 1973.

She had her first daughter, Nickilynn Nichols on March 14, 1973. She later met the love of her life, Kenneth W. Reinart in 1980 and they were united in marriage on October 20, 1984. They had two daughters together, Anita Marie Reinart, born on September 24, 1987 and Amber Lynn Reinart, born on July 3, 1990.

Elvina worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for 45+ years. She had a natural gift for taking care of others. Elvina always made sure everyone else’s needs were met before her own. She enjoyed playing Bingo, doing pull tabs & lottery tickets, watching football and getting on her weekly Packer boards. Before her loving husband passed, they took many travels together including to the Bahamas, Florida and many trips to North Dakota to see family. As she got older and was able to retire, she greatly enjoyed the time she got with her grandchildren. She always looked forward to the moments she got with them as they brought her the most joy in her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Anita (Dennis) Reinart of Tomah, WI and Amber (Jordan) Peters of La Crosse, WI. Step-children Terri Harrison of Sparta, WI, Melodee (David) Stahl of Black River Falls, WI, Tony (Polly) Reinart of Whitehall, WI, and Troy (Tina) Reinart of Sparta, WI. Grandchildren from her late daughter, Nickilynn: Trevor, Britney, MaKayla & Brett Ralph, and Jacey Nichols. Granddaughters: McKenzie & Addison Kaercher and grandsons: Tobias & Jonas Peters. Siblings Carole (Dale) Makin of Billings, MT and Walter (Donna) Nichols of Cortland, NY. Her aunt Elizabeth Fowler of Wolf Point, MT, brothers-in-law Larry (Diane) Reinart of Neillsville, WI and Ray (Marggo Young) Reinart of Granton, WI, sisters-in-law JoAnn Michalak of Merrilan, WI, Maryann Michalak of Black River Falls, WI, and Linda Elpert of Unity, WI and numerous other step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley & Jessie Nichols, her daughter Nickilynn Nichols, her sweet granddaughter Gracie Nichols, the love of her life who she is now reunited with, Kenneth Reinart, her dear cousin Kathy Wilson although they were close like sisters, brother-in-law Bob Reinart, sister-in-law Kathleen Reichenbach, step son Kenny Reinart, step son-in-law John Harrison and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Elvina was loved and cherished by many and will be missed forever. She is now in glory with Jesus and reunited with many loved ones we’ve lost.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Horizon Christian Fellowship, 601 St. Andrews St STE 108. La Crosse, WI. with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral.



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