OBITUARY

Rev. Charles Reimnitz

May 30, 1929November 6, 2019

Life long Nebraska native Charles August Gottlieb Reimnitz passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife Betty, 4 sons, 7 grandchildren and one brother and one sister Born on May 30, 1929 in a small house in Chester, Nebraska near the Kansas border to Carl August Reimnitz and Emma Ortmann. He lived there during the early years of the depression and dust storms. He was the son of a missionary/minister and the grandson of immigrants who had homesteaded in South Dakota after arriving to this country from Germany in the late 1800’s. He had 6 brothers and sisters, Rev. Elmer Reimnitz, Edna Camberg, Elbert Reimnitz, Ruth Jacobs, Rev. Stewart Reimnitz, and Trudy Dawson. He was a graduate of St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas where he studied to become a Lutheran minister following in the steps of his father. There he met his future wife Betty Louise Acker. They were married on June 7, 1953 and remained married for over 65 years. They were married by the brides father with the grooms father assisting. They had four sons, John, Joel, Jess and James. Additionally they had 7 grandchildren, Nicholas, Lauren, Jeremy, Sam, Joshua, Jason and Jonas. After graduating and serving as minister briefly at Christ Lutheran Church in New Baltimore, Michigan (1954-1958) he accepted a call to serve as Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. There he served an ever growing congregation for almost 40 years (1958-1996). He touched the lives of many people over the years with hundreds of baptisms, weddings and funerals while at the same time counseling members of his parish. His additional church activities included Circuit visitor Lincoln area, 3 rd Vice President Nebraska District, Board for Higher Education LCMS 1977-1986, Chair of Board for Higher Education 1983-1986. His faith and connection to the church did not stop when he retired. Along with other members of Christ Lutheran he helped found the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society where he served as a board member for many years. He was a lifelong Cornhusker fan and never failed to keep his sons informed on the latest news and who the Huskers were playing each week. He had a great passion for genealogy and was able to trace the roots of the Reimnitz family back in time and in the course of doing so made many friends and made contact with distant relatives throughout the world. His favorite bible text was Revelation 2:10, “be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Charles name to the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society, P.O Box 22544, Lincoln, NE 68542. FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, November 12, 11am at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, 1110 S. 90th st. PRIVATE INTERMENT held for family and extended family at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Memories

Rev. Charles Reimnitz

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Jim and Linda Schmersal

November 9, 2019

Words can never express the love we had for Pastor Charlie. Our relationship with him and his family goes back 59 years.I babysat the Reimnitz boys and He performed our wedding on June 7th 1969 which just so happened to be his and Betty's wedding anniversary. He made us get married in the afternoon so he could take his bride out for dinner that evening. I was just a 19 year old bride and Jim was only 21 and we just celebrated our 50th anniversary. Over the course of several years, Pastor baptized all four of our children and buried Jim's beloved father. Through thick and think, Pastor Charlie remained a beloved friend, mentor, and spiritual guide. Our hearts and prayers are being lifted up for Betty and the boys and their families. Betty, we love you and will miss Pastor Charlie so very much. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace!

Jim and Linda Schmersal

John Schmidt

November 8, 2019

Pastor Reimnitz was a caring pastor who made a profound difference in my life. In addition to being a pastor, he also was my friend, encouraging and enabling my journey into the ministry. I thank God Charles was a part of my life. Betty, if we can help in any way, please let us know. The peace of the Lord be with you.
Rev. John and Deanna Schmidt

ruby chloupek

November 7, 2019

Pastor was known as the hugging pastor to my older children. No kiddo got by him without a hug. My kids would giggle and try but always welcomed those hugs. Us adults also knew those hugs were there for us too when needed. Sending our love and sympathies to Betty and his family.

Steve Malone

November 7, 2019

Charles was a great man with such a kind soul. I was blessed to have him as my Pastor when we joined Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln NE in 1987. He along with my wife’s grandfather baptized all three of our children and it was my pleasure to serve on his board of Elders for several years. He blessed so many people with his smile and the words of God. I am a better person for knowing him. My prayers and thoughts to go Betty and his family.