Originally created 03/30/03

Mr. Marshall Reinig (EVANS, Ga.)



EVANS, Ga. - Marshall Reinig of Owens, Road, Evans, died on Saturday, March 29, 2003. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 1:30 p.m., in the Georgia Room at Brandon Wilde, followed by visitation with the family on the Sun Porch. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at noon from St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with Reverend Thomas Peyton officiating. Burial will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Reinig was born in Lorimor, Iowa and attended high school and Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. His business activities were wide and varied. He operated a publishers representative business in Chicago in the 30s. In 1940, he and two associates formed the Davidson Publishing Company to publish business magazines. The company prospered and additional publications were started or purchased. In 1950, the companys headquarters were moved to Duluth, Minn., where in the early 50s he bought three local printing companies and formed the Davidson Printing Company. While in Duluth, Mr. Reinig became a director of the Northwestern Bank of Commerce, a director of the Duluth Rotary Club, served two years as President of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, was a trustee of the Duluth Symphony Association, and a member of the St. Louis County Board of Health. He was a member of Northland Country Club , the Kitchi Gammi Club, and St. Michaels Catholic Church. In May, 1961, Davidson Publishing Company became a public company and was named Ojibway Press. Ojibway was merged in l968 with Harcourt Brace & World, a major New York Publisher, and Mr. Reinig became President of that companys magazine subsidiary. Although Reinig usually identified himself with the publishing business, he participated in many other business activities before, during and after his active publishing career. He was one of the pioneers in raising mink and had two mink farms in Minnesota. He was active in Florida real estate and bought and sold many properties there. He was President of the Ginita Corporation in Florida, which operates a contracting business, owned a mini-storage facility and a mobile home sales agency. Mr. Reinig was an enthusiastic yachtsman and held memberships in The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, The Coral Reef Yacht Club and The Harborage Yacht Club, in which he was voted a life-time Honorary Commodore. In the Florida Keys he served as District Vice Commodore in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, and Vice-Commander of Flotilla 13-1. He was also a director of the Rotary Club of the Upper Keys. From 1982 to 1994 he and his wife, Anita resided in Connestee Falls, near Brevard, N.C. where he was first a director, then president for two years of the Connestee Falls Property Owners Association. He was a member of the Brevard Rotary Club and was editor for three years of its publication. The Reinigs moved to Brandon Wilde in March, 1996. Mr. Reinig is survived by his wife Anita; a daughter, Janet K. Kruger of Spokane, Washington; a daughter- in-law Mary Anne Roberts of Savannah; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Reinig of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Marsha Reinig-Umana of Centreville, Va., Frederick W. Reinig of Austin, Texas, Dana McMahan of Richmond, Calif., Andrew J. Troske of Aiea, Hawaii, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Building Fund, 117 Pleasant Home Rd., Augusta, GA. 30907. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle March 30, 2003