John Reibold

Date of Death: Nov 14, 2012
John Reibold
[highlight_text] (1951 – 2012) [/highlight_text] John Reibold, 61, of Brandon, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


[leftcolumn]John was born July 28, 1951 in Madison, WI the son of Melvin and Helen Zimbeck Reibold. John was a graduate of Montello High School. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1970 and served his country for nine years. On May 5, 1978 he married Mary Raschi in Hannah, MI. John was a CNA who did adult healthcare at Hilltop Group Home in Ripon, Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau, and for the past three years at Comfort Keepers out of the Fond du Lac office. John had a passion for helping those in need as well as a compassion extending to animals which he often took in and cared for.

John is survived by his wife, Mary Reibold of Brandon; a brother, David Reibold (Patti Harold) of Rockton, IL; a sister-in-law, Mary Kay Reibold of Portage; a nephew, Lee Reibold of Appleton; an uncle, Lloyd Zimbeck of St. Paul, MN; a sister-in-law, Jessica Raschi-Stiner of Kingsley, MI; a brother-in-law, Albert Raschi, Jr. of Traverse City, MI; sister-in-law and brother in law, Tom and Betty Schlickman of Grand Rapids, MI; and life-long friends, Michael (Jayne) Griffith of Janesville, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Warren Reibold.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of John Reibold may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Memorial services for John Reibold will be held Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Laura Yates officiating.


  1. Vicki Gandolf Says: November 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    No one can be more devastated then Mary, but we are all feeling the emptiness John’s passing leaves and the ache in our hearts. He must have been a very specail “angel” for God to need him so soon in his life. We will miss him for the person he was, for the compassion he showed, and we will miss joking about “john time”. Love to you Mary and God be with you.

  2. Clare Blakeslee Toll Says: November 17, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Dearest Mary,
    Our heart aches for you. We know you will find the strength to get through this. We are here for you whenever you need us. We love you so much! We loved John so much too. He will be missed! Hugs and love. Our prayers are with you.
    Love, The Tolls

  3. Amy Tisdale Says: November 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Mary, I’m sorry to hear of John’s death. I just read it in the paper last night. I don’t know if you remember me, but I worked with John at Clearview. I will always have many fond memories of John. His caring nature and his quit wit and humor made him such a lovely person to know. I know somewhat of your situation and would like to extend an offer of my help if needed. I am in the waupun book. God’s Peace and Love to you.

    Amy Tisdale

  4. Marty Kloehn Knutson Says: November 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I was saddened to hear of John’s tragic death. I have such good memories of working with him and with you when You were at Hilltop and with John when he was at Clearview. He will be missed. Please take care of yourself.

    Marty Kloehn Knutson

  5. Deb Anderson Says: November 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

    John will be missed he was a real good friend
    He was a good hard worker at Clearview where we
    worked for 12 yrs. He loved to run with his huskies.
    I remember going out to eat for out tocos in Iron
    Ridge with all us couples. And all the other fun things
    we did Mary. Good Friend & Husband he was.
    God Bless You John !!!

  6. CAROL PIPIA Says: November 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm


  7. John & Mary Otto Says: November 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories from your time in Ripon. John remembers fun times in Montello too. John and Mary Otto

  8. Mary, John & Joe Resheske Says: November 22, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of John.
    We met John at Clearview when our son John was there.
    He was a godsend to us. May he rest in peace.

  9. Kathy Newhouse Says: November 23, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing – my cousin just called to give me the news. The Reibolds home in Montello was next door to my Grand parents, Antone and Hilda Weiske’s home. We got to know the Reibolds throughout our years growing up together in a small town and having attended the same high school. Our mother passed away July 25, 2012, and Johnny was nice enough to come to her funeral in Montello. After the luncheon, he spent quality time with us talking about the “old days” growing up, and he talked about his family and career. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing ~ he was a dear soul.

  10. Joe Kallas Says: December 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    It was just by chance that I saw the story of John’s accident in the Ripon paper today(12/1). I just have to send this short note letting you know how incredibly sad I am. You and John are the best. John
    dedicated his life to the service of others and in my book there is no higher calling. Peace, Joe Kallas

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