|Birth: ||Jan. 2, 1948|
|Death: ||May 4, 1973|
Bill was born in Reno, Nevada, the son of William Arthur Reinken Jr and Pauline Reinken. He married Mary Catalina Oroz on August 1, 1970 in Carson City.
At the time of his death, he was a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in business management. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and holder of the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
Bill was killed in a car accident near Geiger Grade in Storey County, along with his good friend, Dave Gardiner. They were on their way to run their dogs and check on grazing lands near Washoe Lake when the accident occurred.
Search efforts were hampered by bad weather, and it was several days before the accident was spotted by a hiker and a National Guard helicopter. The men's dogs, a large German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever, refused to leave the accident scene and faithfully guarded the wrecked pickup truck until they were moved by police.
Note: This memorial is a cenotaph. Bill is buried in Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City.
Waltons Chapel of the Valley Cemetery
Created by: Alexandra Montgomery
Record added: Mar 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107543605