Ean Michael Reinold age 19, of Quincy was born on November 13, 1997 in Quincy, a son of Holly Reinold and her companion Eric Engle who was "Dad" to Ean. On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Ean was out on the river doing what he loved, when his fishing boat capsized. After extensive search efforts by emergency crews, his body has not yet been recovered.
At age 9, Ean began working at the Quincy Herald Whig delivering newspapers. At 15, he went on to work at the Tower of Pizza, and most recently had worked at Stratus Foods, a division of ADM.
He was a 2016 graduate of Quincy High School. Ean was a member of the Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishermen's Association. An avid sportsman, he was a field staffer for Rok Outdoorz and participated in duck and goose calling competitions in Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. He had traveled twice to Canada for hunting trips. Ean began shooting trap at age 8 with the Youth Trap League at the Quincy Gun Club. He attended state and national championships four years in a row. He played for the 'Stix and Stones' pool team for well over three years in local pool leagues. Ean was a competitive tractor puller with Xcaliber Tractor Pullers Association. During these competitions, Ean was pulling his great-grandfather and grandfathers Minneapolis Moline tractor called 'The Road Runner'
Ean was family oriented, and to him, everyone was family. He was always ready to do whatever he could to help someone. He lived his life striving to be the best at whatever he did.
Survivors include his mom, Holly (Eric Engle) Reinold of Quincy; Grandparents, Donna and Steve Wiewel; Bob and Linda Reinold all of Quincy; his brothers and sister, Ethan, Emma, Blake and Hayden; aunts and uncles including Chris and Jamie Reinold of Paducah, KY and cousins including Gwen and Ava Reinold; Taylor (Zach) Rickman, Kaleb and Noah Reinold and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Rob and Tammy Reinold.
A celebration of Ean's life will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. The family requests those able to attend wear camouflage or casual clothing. There will be a service at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishemen's Association (M.V.H.F.A.) for the Youth Duck Hunt, or to M.V.H.F.A. for the Wetlands Project.
Loren & Nancy Lummer
- We are Grady's grandparents. Always loved this kid...can still see him coming in to house w/Grady & other kids in hunting season. He spent the night many nights. He was caring, funny, hard working and was a dedicated outdoorsman. What a privilege to have known him. He will always be loved and in our hearts.
Franklin park, IL
- It is so sad to hear of a loss of such a young person, I didnt know him (I used to live in Quincy) when I saw his death in the newspaper, it made me so sad to see such a caring, loving person pass on so young. All of us who has lost someone sends all our prayers and love to you at this time in your life. He will be missed and never forgotten , for love knows no limits either in life or death.