Charles I. Reinbolt

August 26th, 2013

Charles I. Reinbolt, age 75, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home with his family at his side on August 26, 2013.
Born in Moline, Illinois on October 24, 1937, Charles was the dear son of the Charles and Flora (Harrington) Reinbolt.  He was raised in Southern Illinois and attended school there.  Charles enlisted in the United States Navy on January 12, 1955, while on active duty he was stationed aboard the USS Wadleigh and served our country proudly during the Korean War.  Following his honorable discharge, Charles was assigned to the Commandant First Naval District in Boston as a reservist it was here that he met his “future bride” Jeanne and the couple hit it off right away.

Charles and Jeanne were married in 1958 in Wilmington, where they lived and raised four wonderful daughters. Charles loved his family unconditionally and worked hard to care and provide for them and in turn his family thought he was the BEST dad and grandfather that anyone could ask for.  Charles enjoyed every minute he spent with his family and friends, special occasions, holidays, or just “hanging out”, Charles was always there with his great sense of humor making everyone laugh.

Charles was an avid outdoorsman, he loved camping, fishing, hunting, and for many years he and Jeanne spent time living and being the caretakers of Sandy Beach Camp Ground in Contoocook, NH.   Charles took his job most seriously, he kept the camp ground well maintained but he always made sure that all the yearly campers had a great time.

Charles will be fondly remembered as a very kind and caring man, he was gentle, loving, and generous. Charles was special not only to his family but to their friends and was lovingly known as “Grandpa” to many. Charles was a “character” at heart and will be greatly missed.
Charles was the beloved husband of Jeanne A. (Gagnon),devoted father of Denise Regan & her husband Martin of Wilmington, Bonnie Houle & her husband Ernie of Dracut, Sharon Pellerin & her husband Steve of Wilmington, and Kelly Reinbolt of Keene, NH, loving “Grandpa” of Jason Regan, Eric Regan, the late Nathan Regan, Matthew Regan, Meghan Regan, Melissa Regan, Ryan Brower, Nicholas Gray, Kymberli Trecartin, Ashley Currie, Brendan Houle, Steven Pellerin, Shayne Pellerin, and great-grandchildren Alex, Jaden, Kiara, Rylie, Sienna, Carley, and the late Logan. Dear brother of Henri Smith, Ron Smith, and the late Cathy Cates all of Illinois and Patsy Madden of Indiana. Charles is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, August 29th for Visiting Hours from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Charles’ name may be made to the Nathan Regan Memorial Fund, c/o Reading Cooperative Bank, 352 Middlesex Ave.,Wilmington, MA 01887.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Charles I. Reinbolt”

  1. Pat & Ernie Houle says:

    R.I.P. Chuck , you touches the hearts of everyone who knew you my friend

  2. Betty and Edward Rodimon says:

    RIP Chuck you will be forever in our hearts , you were a wonderful father /grandfather and a special influence to so many , i know since the day my family met you our life changed for the better you and your family made us feel welcome and so glad we got the feeling of family from you. you will be so missed love you man may you watch over all

  3. Kelly Reinbolt says:

    i miss you like crazy but i know that you are watching over me in heaven with nana and grandpa and nathen and logan and aunt cathy i love you more then words can say go fly high with the angels gos speed i love and miss you so much i will see you on the flip side and daddy get her done

  4. Starr Struckmeyer says:

    Uncle Ike,
    I will forever miss hearing “Hello Starsky” on the other end of the phone. I’m so glad you and Aunt Jeanne came to see us this spring. So sorry you had to suffer like Mom did….sure hope she had the ham and beans ready and waiting for you!
    My sympathy to all the family!

  5. Kymberli Trecartin says:

    Grandpa i love you more then anything i always have and always will its not good bye its see you later Rest In Peace and i will see you again one day

  6. Laurie Lowman says:

    There is not a time that I can remember that you, Mom and the whole family weren’t in my life. Thank you for the memories when I was growing up with Bonnie and for taking me under your wing when my Dad, and then my Mom passed away. I’m sure my Dad was waiting for you with a glass and bottle in hand for 2 old friends to have another drink together.
    Vaya con Dios, I will always cherish the memories.
    Love Laurie, Brad, Eric and Josh

  7. Gregg Goldberg says:

    RIP my friend. We will Always have fond memories of you

  8. Doris dlubac says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Jeanne and all your family.chuck was my very first and best friend at the campground I will really miss him.i will pray for him

  9. marylou and Butch says:

    sorry to hear about chuck

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