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In Loving Memory

Altenhofer, Reinhardt Erich

May 31, 1948 - December 27, 2023

Reinhardt Erich Altenhofer passed away peacefully on December 27, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Reinhardt’s journey began when he immigrated to the United States from Graz, Austria in 1953 at the age of five. He enlisted in the Marines and volunteered for our country fighting in Vietnam. After his service, he started a family in St. Louis. His greatest joys in life were traveling, fishing, photography and Corvettes. Although we are saddened by his passing, we find comfort in knowing he enjoyed life to the fullest.

Reinhardt is preceded in death by his parents, Erich J. Altenhofer and Hedwig (Spitznagel) Altenhofer.

He is survived by his daughter Kate Altenhofer and son Erich Altenhofer, sister Monika Lester and nieces and nephews Betsy, Jenny, Michael, Austin and Lauren. Great uncle to Liam, Olivia, Jason, Sierra, Luke and Nathan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the American Heart Association.

Services: Memorial Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wednesday, January 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Then procession from funeral home to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for commital service with military honors.



4 thoughts on “Altenhofer, Reinhardt Erich”

  1. Reinhardt was an amazing man and father. Always supportive of his son Erich and our band at the time. I can remember always wanting to go to Erich’s house because Reinhardt made the best food! That’s a great memory and one I will always remember.

    He will be missed, but most of all, I’m glad he is in no pain. Thank you for everything you offered during your time on earth. You will not be forgotten.

    -Nick Rohlmann

  2. Kate and Erich my heart felt sympathy go out to you in the loss of your dear Father. He is in the arms of God now and at Peace. My love and peace to you both. Sincerely, Karen Montgomery Clavenna

  3. My deepest sympathy for the Altenhofer family.
    I adored them all. My family (the Nords) lived across the alley from them in Walnut Park. Reinhardt was always so sweet to me, as was Monica. I was in love with his dog Magoo a boxer.
    May you all find peace and cherish all the memories with Reinhardt.
    You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.
    Mary Jane (Nord) Goebel

  4. Rein was one of my best friends and a fellow Marine. I can’t count all the great times we had together over the years both in St. Louis and Seabrook, Tx (where he would come to visit). Thanks for all the great memories. I’ll miss you buddy and
    hope to see you again in a better place.

    Denny Behrens


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