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Reinhardt F. Sodke

December 12, 1943 — January 22, 2024

Wausau

Reinhardt (Rhiny/Ron) Sodke, 80, of Wausau passed away surrounded by family on Monday, January 22nd, 2024 in the comfort of his own home. He was born to the late Richard and Bertha (Punke) Sodke of Rib Falls Wisconsin. Reinhardt married Sandra (Westberg) Sodke on June 18, 1966. Prior to his retirement, Rhiny worked at Green Bay Packaging Inc for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Sandra (Westberg) Sodke. Their two sons Paul (Ann) Sodke and Scott (Virginia Bryant) Sodke. Granddaughters Jacie (Dustin) Kellner and Jennifer Sodke. A great grandson, Leo Kellner. Rhiny is also survived by his sister, Doris Erdman and many nieces and nephews. 

Rhiny enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, four wheeling, fishing, camping, pontooning, going for long drives and cheering on the Packers.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers Ralph, Richard (Olga), Lawrence, Clarence, Reuben (Pat), Bertram, Delmar, Gordon (Sylvia) Sodke and one sister, Lorraine (Aloysius) Schara and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Erdman. 

Public Visitation will be held Saturday, January 27th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with services at 12:00 PM at Helke Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffrey Mahnke officiating. Cremation will follow at Continual Care Crematory, Inc in Wausau, Wisconsin. Private burial to be held at a later date at the Edgar Cemetery. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to St. Croix Hospice and Benedictive Nursing home for all the care they gave Rhiny over the past year, and all the friends and family for their support during this difficult time.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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