Tom & June Reinert

1989 Commodore

Tome Reinert and First Mate June Reinert

Commodore Career: University Professor Commodore Date of Birth: 11.18.1941 Commodore Hometown: Hammond, IN Siblings in order: 6

First Mate Career: Education in Public School and Colleges, Director of Disabilities, UW-L

First Mate Date of Birth: 6.23.1943

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, OH

Siblings in order: Mary, younger sister

Children 1: Mandy Reinert Nash Spouse: John Reinert Nash

Grandchildren: Emma (2000), Owen (2003), Sean (2005)

Children 2: Maggie Justen
Spouse: Michael Justen

Grandchildren: Mary Justen (7.4.2008), Helen (2010), Dorothy (2012), Peter (2014),

Francis (2016)

Children 3: Rose Reinert
Grandchildren: Nina Rose (1999), Nakai (2006),

Collin (2008) Date of Marriage: 6.9.1972

How did you and your partner meet? We met through our roommates in graduate school in Ohio.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Reading, involvement in diversity and human rights issues.

First Mate Community Involvement: Mardi Gras, Riverfest, Association of American University Women and UWL Disability Issues.

Interesting Family History: I have been curtailed with my family history with my great grandparents from Ireland, go figure, their names were Ann Flanery and Michael Murphy.

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Tom had been a Children’s Activities Director at Riverfest for a number of years and he was asked by Phil Quillin and Lee Snapp if he would be the Commodore. He was very excited and proud. We had decided not to tell the girls until after their school year and going on vacation in June. We were on our way and TR told the girls to close their eyes and he put a button with his name on it in each of their hands. Mandy said, “You have to be kidding me,” Maggie said, “Are you serious?” Rose said, “Oh, does that mean we have to go shopping

for a new dress?” They were all excited because they were involved in Riverfest for a few years.

One thing on your Bucket List: I would love to go to Hawaii. I always asked Tom if we could go and he said well I have been there on three tours. I told him that the Navy did not count and that it would be more excited if I was there.

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