December 24, 1914 – August 20, 2013
Archie William Reinertson, 98, of Slater, formerly of Madrid, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Madrid Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, August 23, at the Sanborn Memorial Chapel in the Madrid Home, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be held in Hopkins Grove U.B. Cemetery, in rural Madrid.
Archie was born on December 24, 1914 in Slater, Iowa, one of seven children to Randall and Sadie (Weeks) Reinertson. He was a 1933 graduate Kelly High School, in Kelly, IA. Following graduation, Archie farmed in the Garden Prairie area and around Madrid with his father and brothers until World War II. During the war, Archie moved to California, where he helped build P-38 Bombers at Lockheed. Eventually, Archie moved back to Iowa and continued farming with his family, which he did most of his life. For 30 years, he was also employed as an Inspector with John Deere, retiring in 1980. On December 6, 1980, Archie was united in marriage to Aileen (Hunt) Schweitzer and they made their home on an acreage, south of Madrid. In 2000, they moved to Slater. Archie was a welder and enjoyed tinkering with mechanics. He enjoyed many happy days with his grandchildren. Archie was a member of Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church, in rural Madrid and the Slater Casey’s Coffee Club.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Aileen Reinertson of Madrid; one brother, Darrell Reinertson of Huxley; one sister, Erma Ellis of Missouri; and a host of family members including, two grandsons, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Archie was preceded into eternal life by his parents; son, Leslie Reinertson; three brothers, Herbert, Raymond and Donald Reinertson; one sister, Irene Ryan; two stepchildren, Robert Kilgore and Mary Joan Arnold; and a very dear sister-in-law, Marcella (Warren) Young.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church, the Madrid Home, or the Cedars.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ SUNDBERG/KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel 202 S. Market Street Madrid, IA 50156 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com