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Kenneth A. "Ken" Reiners

Kenneth A. "Ken" Reiners

Kenneth A. "Ken" Reiners, age 64 of Hastings, died suddenly at home on Sunday afternoon, October 29, 2017, following an accidental fall.

Ken was born October 16, 1953 in Hastings, NE, to John and Minnie (Glinsman) Reiners. On June 5, 1982, he married Sadie Thompson. Ken was a prolific athlete, and remains the record holder for career rebounds at Adams Central High School. Upon graduating, Ken enrolled at the University of Nebraska where he received a B.S. in agriculture. He went on to receive a Master in Business Administration from Washington State University.

Ken and Sadie moved to Hastings in 1983, where Ken became involved in a number of local activities. Ken coached youth softball, baseball, basketball, and soccer; he was instrumental in bringing U10 traveling baseball to the Hastings community, even leading the inaugural U10 team to a state tournament appearance.

Ken spent his entire career in the Farm Credit System, retiring several years ago as senior vice president at Badgerland Financial Services. During his retirement years, Ken enjoyed golfing, where he could be found walking the course at Gopher Hills and other area courses. He also volunteered his time with the University of Minnesota's student chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association, even leading the U of MN chapter to a 1st place finish in the 2013 national finals. Ken was a lifelong cyclist and could often be seen riding around town in his neon wind jacket.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Johnny; and by his sister, Lois.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sadie; loving children, Taylor and Lee (Kate); brother and spouse, Al and Jolene Reiners; sister and spouse, Carol Jean and Doug Cooper; sister-in-law, Judy Reiners; brother-in-law, Marty Toth; mother-in-law, Gloria Thompson; nieces and nephews, Jessica Toth, Justin Toth, Vonda Behrens, Jason Reiners and Josh Reiners; and by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Reverend Gregory Geier officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, and will continue for one hour prior to the service Saturday morning, all at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings Family Service or the Minnesota Twins Pitching Enhancement Fund in memory of Ken.

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Arrangements are being completed by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hastings.