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Joseph Reinders

d. October 16, 2021

Joseph “Joe” Reinders, age 65, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Joe was born on December 2, 1955 in Springfield, Illinois the son of Harry and Nora (Thompson) Reinders.

Mourning his passing are his children, Crystal Tisckos, Joseph Reinders, Jr., Holly (husband Lee) Pulliam; sister, Cathy Vignali; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Nora Reinders.

Joe was the first ever quarterback for the Williamsville Bullets football team. He was a self-taught Locksmith for years and had a strong faith in God. He took great pride in his family and was the most proud, ever-loving father.

Joe was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He will be irreplaceable.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held by family at a later date.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. It was quite a shock to learn of his passing. I have many fond memories of my time with Joe, from high school to church activities. He was always a caring, thoughtful and kind person with a great sense of humor. He always spoke proudly of children. Joe has gone to His greater glory, but he will always be remember to those who’s lives he touched. I will miss him.

  2. Joe I must say was my best friend had a lot of laughs together he always had a Joke Lately haven’t heard much from him. He like myself are kind of loners He would not complain and worried about others was not strange not to hear from him from times I will miss my friend there never was a kinder man RIP my friend and save me a joke or two when next time we meet love ya

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.

  4. I was shocked and saddened to hear about Joe. I haven’t seen Joe in many years but have thought about him often. He was kind, clever and intelligent and always fun to hang around with. I had the privilege of playing on Williamsville’s first football team with Joe who was a leader on that team. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and loved ones.

  5. I will always remember Joe for his kindness and compassion. I saw these characteristics in him as a teenager and throughout his life.

    So sorry for the big void in your lives, Crystal, Joseph and Holly. May God comfort you.

  6. So very sorry to hear about Joe, our love and heartfelt sympathy to Cathy and the family

  7. Sorry to all in the Reinders Family. Joe and I spent many hours together over the last 45 years. Serious conversations always mixed with fun times as well. Whiffle Ball between his house and his parents, country road trips, going to Joseph’s basketball games, lunch at the Den or Dew Chili parlors, Lulu’s for breakfast with Denny Gatschenberger, and so much more. How suddenly the our good ol days end so abruptly.
    My prayers are with you Mickey, Crystal, Joseph, and Holly forever. RIP JoeHenry! I often greeted him with the JoeHenry thing. His middle name.

  8. So very sad for all Joe’s family and friends. His loss will be great for all those who loved him. Prayers for Family and Friends 💔💔

  9. We are deeply saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We have many fond memories of time with your family. Crystal, Joseph and Holly , we are praying for comfort and strength.

  10. Sorry to hear Joe passed. He was always upbeat and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers for everyone in the family and all others who had the privilege to know Joe.

  11. I remember Joe mostly from our teen years and church activities together. Although I haven’t seen Joe in years I have been more in touch with the kids through Anna May (Mimi). My sympathy to all of the family for their loss. Praying for comfort and peace through the days ahead.

  12. My deepest sympathies to Joe’s family and friends. I grew up with his children and saw first hand what a loving, patient father he was. Always smiling. Crystal, Joseph, & Holly I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. To his family, So very sorry for the loss of your father.

  14. Just able to talk after dads death! This is a liss that words cannot describe! He was the BEST! Him not being here totalky fucking sucks!

  15. Just able to talk after dads death! This is a liss that words cannot describe! He was the BEST! Him not being here Is unbearable

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