Voreta "Vicky" Reinhold
VORETA VICKY R. REINHOLD, 69, of Sturgis, went to be with the Lord on Tues., Jan. 6, 2004.
Vicky was born on December 10, 1934 to Walter and Nora (Hughes) Bangert, in Avon, SD. She attended Avon High School and one year of college at Bob Jones University of Greenville, SC. Vicky located to the Rapid City area with her family in 1955. She met the love of her life, Marvin Tige Reinhold and they were united in marriage on February 14, 1956. She never dreamed she would marry a rancher, but when Tige showed up on her doorstep looking for a piano player to assist him with youth meetings at Big Bend, things began to change. She would tell how he would pick her up from her job at Black Hills Power in the noisy old ranch truck, and Tiges big smile, and his love for the Lord. As the history goes, she spent nearly 48 years working by his side on the Lonetree Ranch. Vicky loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart. Out of that, her love abounded to those in her path of life.
Vicky was a great MOM. Her passion for her children was undeniable. The family raised big gardens and together many lessons were learned as the children pulled weeds in the long cornrows and snapped beans around the dining room table. She said she got her gray hair from watching and praying as the kids worked hard, rode hard, and played hard.
The family always felt sad for anyone that had to eat store bought bread and countless times others enjoyed Vickys home cooking and hospitality.
Vicky was a very capable lady at many tasks, but what set her apart from others, was her passion. God would continue to use the family and Vicky in her unique roll in a way that demonstrates what He can do with ordinary people. In 1979 Vicky watched as two of her sons died in a drowning that the world thought as a tragedy. The family was shaken, but it was held firm to a foundation in Christ that had been built over the years in Tige and Vickys relationship.
Together, the family that remained forged ahead in the building of the Rainbow Bible Ranch. Tige and Vicky desired to share their life in reaching out to young people and their families. The familys working ranch would serve as the stage, but it is the heart in people, like Vicky, that would impact others. She continued to share the finest home cooking to hundreds of children every year. The hot buns she would make for the banquets were like dessert for the campers.
Vicky thoroughly enjoyed keeping in touch with many of the children after they went home. One big item that will be sorely missed, are her letters. She would handwrite, from her heart, nearly 800 letters every year.
We will miss Voreta, Vicky, my wife, mom, grandma, and a very good friend. We will always remember a little saying that Vicky would quote, Only one life twill soon be passed. Only whats done for Christ will last. She knew this, she lived it, and now many others will continue on, in hope, because of her example.
Vicky is survived by her husband, Marvin Tige Reinhold, Sturgis; her son, Larry and wife Robin and their children, Rachel, Molly, Danny, and Caleb Reinhold, Sturgis; her daughter, Lana and husband Christopher and their children, Jason, Jana, and Joel Morris, Black Hawk; and her brother, Carl and wife Leona Bangert, Rapid City.
She was predeceased by three sons, Danny, Lyle and Lee; her parents, Walter and Nora (Hughes) Bangert; her sister, Vera Bangert-Grasso; and two brothers, Walter Bud Bangert and Warren Bangert.
A memorial has been established for the continuing ministry and outreach of the Rainbow Bible Ranch.