Donald L. "Hoofy" Reifschneider, 83, of Waterloo, IL, died July 8, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. He was born August 21, 1938, in Waterloo, IL.
He is survived by his wife Delores Reifschneider (nee Wiegand); children Darren (Kathy) Reifschneider, Doug (Mary Ann) Reifschneider, and Debbie (Tim) Scace; grandchildren Kristen (Troy) Brennan, Jessica (Ethan) Gillespie, Andrew Reifschneider, T.J. (Emily) Menard, Garrett (Amy) Reifschneider, and Delaney, Ali, and Avery Scace; great grandchildren Miles Menard; Mari Brennan, and Henry Gillespie; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents William & Alma (nee Mueller) Reifschneider; sister Betty Lou (Merlyn) Sinn; and two nieces.
Hoofy retired from IDOT as a highway maintenance personnel from 1983–1999. Prior to this career, he was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was also a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Paul UCC in Waterloo, IL and Monroe County Farm Bureau. To friends and family, he was known as “Hoofy,” a nickname he earned for his love of horses from his younger years. A self taught musician, he purchased an $18.00 acoustic guitar in his twenties which led to a legacy of music in the Reifschneider household. As all grandparents do, he enjoyed watching the many activities his grandchildren participated in over the years.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. Paul UCC - Waterloo
or Donor's Choice
9 AM until time of service Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ
12 Noon Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Ivan Horn & Rev. Jeff McCarn officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL