BENKELMAN -- Reinhardt August Heinrich Lunzmann, the fifth child of Gustav Fred and Frieda Emma (Oeastmann) Lunzmann was born in Nemaha County on Dec. 24, 1916, and passed away at his rural Dundy County home on April 26, 2003.
Reinhardt was baptized at St. Paul's (Hickory Grove) Lutheran Church in the rural Auburn area on Jan. 10, 1917.
Reinhardt came to Dundy County with his parents in the spring of 1921. He was confirmed on April 5, 1931, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dundy County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Frieda; two brothers, Elmer and Lloyd; and three sisters, Wilma Cheney, Clara Reynolds and Olga Fischer.
Reinhardt is survived by a sister, Alma Jenik of Colorado Springs, Colo. Nieces and nephews which include Carol and Art Lashley and family of McCook; Linda Cheney of Denver, Colo.; Sharon Lampshire and family of Arizona; Allan and Darlene Fischer and family of Trenton; Gordon and Cindy Fischer and family of Wauneta; Timothy Lunzmann of Imperial; Cathy and Rod Belau of Imperial; sister-in-law, Eva Hendrix of Imperial; and a host of friends and neighbors.
Services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of rural Wauneta with the Rev. Keith Wellman officiating. Music will be provided by Karen Christner, organist and the St. Paul's Lutheran Choir.
Escorts are Tom Harford, Steve Noble, Wayne Bartels, Bill Wilson, Ron Berry, Dave Ridlen and Richard Keiser.
Honorary escorts are Harold (Peco) Anderson, Gus Bartels, Otto Bartels, LaVerne Denker, Burdette Wilson, Elmer Keiser, Bernard Nelson and Dean Presley.
Interment will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.