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Ruth Ann Reinert
(10-16-1934 - 12-29-2018)

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 Ruth Ann Reinert, 84, of Belvidere, IL formerly of Elgin, passed away on December 29, 2018 in her home. She was born on October 16, 1934 in Elgin, IL the daughter of Harold and Marie Griffin. Ruth graduated from St. Edward High School Class of 1952 and was Homecoming Queen and a Cheerleader. She had worked at Visa/First Card of Elgin prior to retirement.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church of Belvidere, IL for 17 years and participated in the bible class.

Survivors include her husband: Lowell Reinert, whom she married on September 5, 1959; four children: Mark Reinert, Rick Reinert, John Reinert and Julie Mitchell; 4 grandchildren: Evan Reinert, Matthew Reinert, Danielle Mitchell and Gavan Mitchell; and 3 great grandchildren: Zakery, Kartr and Emmalynn; siblings: Dennis Griffin, Greg (Sally) Griffin, Laura Laseman; sister-in-law: Beverly Griffin; along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Gertrude (James) Johnson and Bill Griffin; sister-in-law: Lynn Griffin and brother-in-law: Ron Laseman.

Funeral mass will be held on Friday January 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Friday at the church from 9:30 am until the mass. Memorials may be made to the church for masses in her name. Arrangements are with Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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