Leo Norman Reidinger

30 May, 19376 October, 2021

Leo Norman Reidinger passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the age of 84.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Ackerman Reidinger and father, Leo Reidinger and his brother, Melvin Reidinger.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, Daughter Cindy Treager (Bruce), Son Gregory Reidinger (Nicole) and daughter Jill Cole (Matt). Also his grandchildren, which he adored and did anything for, Colin and Allie Treager, Justin and Jordan Reidinger, and Tyler, Tanner and Maddie Cole. His sisters, JoAnn Gettelfinger(Bob) and Delores Gettelfinger(Howard).

Leo was born on May 30, 1937 in New Albany, Indiana. He spent his youth working on the family farm. He went on to attend Bellarmine University through an athletic scholarship and obtained a degree in Chemistry. Leo later continued his education at the University of Louisville, obtaining a Master’s degree in Business in 1981. Besides his family, his accomplishments include a spot in the Bellarmine Hall of Fame for his amazing pitching abilities in baseball which he nurtured in his grandsons. Leo began working for Early Times Distillery in 1960 in the laboratory. He worked his way up to supervisor, plant manager and in 1990, Vice President. After forty-four years at Brown-Forman, Leo retired in 2004

After his retirement from BF, his love of golf led him to working at Golf Galaxy. He was an avid fan of both University of Louisville and Cincinnati Reds. He rarely ever missed a game and you could often finding him “cheering on” the Cardinals at home baseball games. Leo loved being surrounded by his family especially his grandchildren. He spent the last few years being a chauffeur to his youngest grandchildren which he loved. His hard work ethic, contagious smile along with his hugs will go unmatched. He will be forever missed by everyone who loved him.

Visitation will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1920 Newburg Rd. Louisville, KY 40205, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Funeral service will follow visitation, starting at 11:00 am. Mr. Reidinger will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Red Cross.


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14 October 2021

Will Always remember his as smiling when he would come into the office. Will miss him dearly!

Scott and Lori Gettelfinger

11 October 2021

We so loved Uncle Bud and will miss him a lot. He was always the first to welcome us at holiday and family gatherings and was great to play euchre with. His smile was contagious and he loved all of his kids, nieces and nephews and grandkids. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family as you say goodbye!

Reva Nevitt

11 October 2021

I was so sad to read this obituary in the paper yesterday….Pat and Greg (Bub), please know I will be grieving with you! Leo was always a very kind and gentle man. Pat, you helped me so much when I was trying to give Bryan and Dusty a Catholic education, going above and beyond to help in registration when times were financially difficult (40’ish years ago) at St Helens! Please know I’ve never forgotten your kindness! I’ll definitely be praying this morning for comfort. Sending Love your way ❤️Great memories! Reva Nevitt

Donna Farrell

10 October 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I worked with Leo at Early Times Distillery when he was the Plant Manager. He was a pleasure to work with and the sweetest man. I only have good memories at Early Times and it is all due to Leo being a wonderful person and manager. Rest In Peace Leo, you will be missed - Donna Farrell

Mike and Suzanne Gude

9 October 2021

Although we can’t be there for the funeral, we wanted you to know how much we cherished fun years with Leo, Pat and the family. Leo had a beautiful smile that made everyone around him comfortable, his laugh was genuine and he was there if ever you needed him. I know you all will miss him terribly but please know that we, like so many others, hold you all in our hearts and prayers. May his soul be forever at peace. Sending much love and warm hugs to you all.

Delores & Howard Gettelfinger

9 October 2021

Rest peacefully, Leo. You are a loving brother/brother-in-law. I hold onto our times together, be it fishing, sharing rides to and from work, or just being brothers-in-law. I am blessed to have been a friend.

Nancy Scharrer

8 October 2021

Leo was my classmate at Providence High School. He was always a gentleman and respected by all. He was an asset to our class luncheons and reunions. He will be missed by many. Peace to you, Leo.

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