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Visitation

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
9:00am - 11:45am

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Funeral Service

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
12:00pm

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Donald "Hoofy" Reifschneider

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

Visitation:
    9 AM until time of service Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ

Funeral:
    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


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Guestbook

Saddened by this news. Hoofy was always quick with a joke and then there would be that cackle! He always showed me respect as a musician and was extremely talented, which obviously got passed down to his children.About the only negative thing was that damn barn was hot when baling!! I will miss him.

HENRY WIGGERS Jul 23 2022 1:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reifschneider

Shirley Stafford Jul 12 2022 3:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reifschneider

Morris & Pat Brandt Jul 11 2022 10:25 PM

WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE OF HOFFYS PASSING.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DELORES AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY.

DALE AND LOIS PAPENBERG Jul 11 2022 3:50 PM

Darren, sorry to hear about your dad passing. My sympathies to you and your family. May he rest in piece!

John Fries Jul 11 2022 12:35 PM

He will be greatly missed. I can picture Dad and Hoofy playing music together again for the angels.

Donna Holesinger Jul 11 2022 8:53 AM

My condolences to Dons family. Enjoyed my time with Don when I cut his hair. Will miss his visits

Vic main Jul 11 2022 8:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reifschneider

Sandy & Bill Stueve Jul 10 2022 7:44 PM

Our sincere sympathies to the entire Reifschneider family. What a great guy. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏

Charlie and Connie Lutz Jul 10 2022 5:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Reifschneider

Kathy Guenther Jul 10 2022 1:39 PM

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