Michele S Reinert
October 1, 1958 ~ January 30, 2020
Michele S. Reinert, age 61, of Elma, IA passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Colonial Manor. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Michele Sue was born October 1, 1958, the daughter of Lew and Jackie (Roe) Lowe in Hudson, WI. She attended and graduated from Oelwein Senior High. Michele was united in marriage to Jeff Reinert in September of 1977. The couple welcomed twin daughters, Billie and Beth. Michele and Jeff later divorced. She worked Pirillo’s Sportsman in Oelwein. She then worked for Atwood. In 1997, Michele met the love of her life and partner, Dave Ewy. Michele moved to Elma in 1998 and worked at Donaldson’s until her health forced her retirement. Michele was diagnosed with Glioblastoma September 22, 2009. She stunned doctors with her 10 year battle against this aggressive form of cancer. Michele loved entertaining and cooking for her family and friends, especially baking goodies at Christmas time. She enjoyed reading, and was often found next to Dave helping out with carpentry projects. Michele had a love for music and dancing, even during her last few days at Colonial Manor. Those left to cherish her memories are her life partner, Dave Ewy of Elma, IA; her daughters, Billie Schmitt of Elma, and Beth (Scott Gefaller) Reinert of Logan, IA; her grandchildren, Preston and Benjamin Hayek, Cody and Tyler Gefaller, and Arybella; daughter by love, Jessi (Terry) Slick; grandchildren by love, Tristin and Amojean; great-grandchild, Jermiah; her siblings, Theresa (Ernie) Mohlis of Waverly, IA, Chris (Paul) Patridge of Maynard, IA, Julia (Mike) Meska of Oelwein, IA; aunt, Valarie Johnson of South Dakota; uncle, Paul Roe of Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Cindy Lowe and Philip Lowe; her aunts, Pat Rollinger and Andrea Summers.