Obituaries for January 15, 2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Andrew M. Luna, Jr., 40

Andrew M. Luna, Jr., 40, of Austin, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Methodist Hospital, Rochester.

He was born Nov. 30, 1962, to Andrew Mike Luna Sr. and Lila Montanye in Albert Lea.

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On April 23, 1983, he married Karen Newell in Mona, Iowa. They lived in Austin, Lyle and Dodge Center. Andrew was a welder for Pro Manufacturing.

He enjoyed the outdoors, working with his hands and working with scrap iron.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Luna, Austin; daughters, Andrea, Krystel and Amanda, at home; parents, Lila Haakenson, Albert Lea; Andrew Luna, Sr., St. Paul; sister, Julie (Chris) Seavey, Albert Lea; brothers, Brian Luna, Minneapolis; Thomas Haakenson, Germany; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the funeral home and Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Dan Kahl officiating.

Interment: Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Memorials: Preferred in lieu of flowers.

David F. Reinartz, 73

David Francis Reinartz, age 73, of Longville, Minn. and Bulverde, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home in Longville.

He was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Austin, Minn., the son of Francis and Ruth Reinartz. He grew up and attended school in Austin, Minn. Following high school he enlisted in the Army National Guard. On May 6, 1949, he married Elaine Otteson. They made their home in Austin where David worked for George A. Hormel Company for 23 years. During this time he was active in the Guards. He saw combat during the Korean Conflict and was awarded a field commission for his performance in the line of duty. He was reinstated to active duty in 1974, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and stationed at Fort Meade, Md. Dave was transferred to Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. in 1980 where he retired as a Colonel in 1985. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

He was a lifetime member of the Startzville, Texas VFW, a member of the Walker American Legion, and a member of the Longville Knights of Columbus. He was a past commander of the Jenkins, Minn. VFW, and the Pine River, Minn. American Legion. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Longville, Minn. and St. Josephs Catholic Church in Honey Creek, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Reinartz of Longville; four daughters, Ruth Perrault (George) of Emporia, Kan., Lu Ann Myers (Kenny) of Remer, Minn., Dawn Reinartz (Tim) of Blackduck, Minn., Jean Reinartz of Austin, Minn.; four sons, Michael Reinartz (Dorothy) of San Antonio, Texas, Patrick Reinartz (Beth) of Minnesota, Barry Reinartz (Cathy) of Chaska, Minn., Leslie Reinartz (Trudy) of Chaska, Minn.; 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Hall (Jim) of Cypris, Calif.; five brothers, Allan Reinartz of Houston, Texas, John Reinartz (Pat) of Topeka, Kan., Larry Reinartz (Myrna) of Rochester, Minn., Jerry Reinartz (Linda) of Austin, Minn., Bill Reinartz (Judy) of Northfield, Minn.; father-in-law, Charlie Otteson of Staples, Minn.; sister-in-law, Clara Sanford of Austin, Minn.; brother-in-law, Lloyd Otteson (Teresa), Staples, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Dana Reinartz.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Longville, Minn. with Fr. Roland Antis officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, 2003, from 6 to 8 and one hour before services at St. Edwards Catholic Church. Thomas-Dennis Funeral Home of Longville is handling arrangements.