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Henry Jacob Reihs
09/01/1930 — 03/21/2012
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Irby, WA
Henry Jacob Reihs
Henry Hank Jacob Reihs passed away on March 21. He was born on September 1, 1930 in Irby, Washington. He was the only child of Henry and Esther Reihs. He grew up in the Irby area and on the family wheat farm. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1948. He retired from the Odessa Union Warehouse in 1995. He moved to the Richland area in 2006 where he enjoyed family, friends and retirement.
Hank's favorite activities included spending time with his children, grandchildren great grandchildren, many friends, fishing, riding his ATV's, driving his beloved classic convertibles and growing tomatoes. His trip of a lifetime was to the Normandy beaches to visit the WWII sites as he was a lover of WWII history.
Hank married Eleanor Mae Fahr in 1949.
Hank is survived by his three sons, Rick Reihs Francine, Jay Reihs and Dean Reihs and his two daughters, Sandi Reihs Marshall Tom and Shawn Reihs-Stubbs Dave. Hank has 4 grandchildren, Michelle, Nick, Mellissa and Megan and 7 great grandchildren, Isiah, Royce, Emelyn, Noah, Mason Henry, Aiden, and Elijah.
Hank spent the last years of his life with his loved companion, Doris Forsman.
Hank was a good friend to all and was always there to lend a helping hand.
There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday March 24th at 2:00 PM at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Highway Richland, WA. A reception/potluck is to follow at the Vintage in Richland, 1950 Bellerive Drive, Richland, WA
In lieu of flowers donations, can be made to the Humane Society and/or a memorial in honor of Hank's memory at HAPO Credit Union, 509-943-5676 account 2301000.
There will be a future celebration of Hank's life in Odessa.
Everyone is welcome to come and remember Hank.
So many unanswered questions…why? We all miss you so much…so many “what if’s”…you where loved by so many people and touched so many lives…I just don’t understand. I cherish all of the memories that we had together…you where such a fun person to be around…you where the light of the party. With you being gone I now realize how important it is to tell the people that have made an impact on your life that you love them and hug them like it was your last time seeing them….I know that you’re in a better place and watching us…I love you with all of my heart. I’ll see you up there! ;
Love your granddaughter,
I miss you gramps…. we all do. I am ever so grateful that we had the time we did with you however it is not enough. We will cherish the memories that we have and keep those in our hearts to get thru the tough times. Your jokes and happy, cheerful attitude will never be forgotten. I love you.