September 25, 1939 - December 27, 2019
On Friday, December 27, 2019, Carol Reiner, a long-time resident of Chicago and Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away at age 80. Carol was born on September 25, 1939, in Hebron, Wisconsin to Edward and Evelyn (Talbert) Schultz. She traveled weekly from Whitewater, WI to Chicago to attend Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing and attained her RN degree in 1960. She practiced nursing at Michael Reese Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. On June 21, 1969, she married Joseph Reiner. They raised three daughters and two sons. Later in 1990, she resumed her nursing career part-time, working at Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, and The Village at Victory Lakes, Lindenhurst. Carol was a highly-skilled project tackler, from refinishing furniture to creating custom curtains, clothes, and even pool table/boat covers. She loved photos and created photo books for all of her grandchildren. In recent years she enjoyed watching the Cubs and Bears with her husband, Joe, and the Hallmark Channel, but her favorite pastime was spending time with family. She was known for her independent nature, infectious smile, infinite patience, and her kind and gentle spirit. Carol will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 50 years, Joe; her five children, Laura (Art), Lisa (Ryan), Jennifer (Rob), Joseph (Dianna), Curtis (Jennifer); and her 14 grandchildren: Nick, Jeff, Samantha, Luke, Avin, Bryan, Amya, Logan, Ayla, Abigail, Joey, Alyn, Kayla, and Evelyn. Carol will also be fondly remembered by her sisters Rosella Richardt, Judith (Larry) Hintz, and Patricia (Tim) Kehrer; brothers Ron (Peggy) Schultz, Robert (Elaine) Schultz, Jereld Schultz, and Ken Schultz; sisters-in-law Kitty Genthner, Margie Tomany; brothers-in-law Robert (Mary) Reiner and Ron (Linda) Reiner; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by sisters Janice Johnson, Roberta Adler, Linda Schultz; brothers Larry Schultz and Harvey Schultz; and in-laws Bruce Johnson, Jim Adler, Carol Schultz, Paul Richardt, Don Genthner, Donna and Bill Pomerich, and Carol and Ron Barnett. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ringa Funeral Home, 122 S. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa, IL. Prayers will begin at the funeral home on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 9:30 am followed by mass at 10:00 am at Prince of Peace Church, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa, IL. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Carol to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 or online at www.journeycare.org, for the care she received in this hospice center was exemplary.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, Carol Reiner, a long-time resident of Chicago and Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away at age 80. Carol was born on September 25, 1939, in Hebron, Wisconsin to Edward and Evelyn (Talbert) Schultz. She traveled weekly... View Obituary & Service Information
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