Christine (cook) Reinighaus | News, Sports, Jobs

PALM COAST, Fla. – Christine Rae (Cook) Reinighaus, 72, died July 31, 2022 in Palm Coast, Fla.

She was born on December 10, 1949 in Ironwood, daughter of Clarence and Gwen Swanson. Chris graduated from St Luke’s School of Nursing in Racine, Wis. in 1971. Later, she continued her studies and became a family nurse practitioner.

She has worked at Dickinson County Hospital, Florence Medical Center and several area health departments. Chris has dedicated his life to helping others through his work as a family nurse practitioner.

Chris married the love of his life Carl Reinighaus. Chris and Carl enjoyed traveling the world, they took many trips and cruises together and enjoyed exploring different cultures and cuisines. Their travels have taken them to all seven continents. Chris loved sailing and enjoyed his time on their sailboat in Bayfield, Wisconsin exploring the Apostle Islands.

Chris was an excellent cook and could always be found in the kitchen creating a wide variety of delicious dishes. Christine was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed attending games, including Superbowl XXXI in New Orleans. For the past few years, she’s been soaking up the Florida sun, swimming in the ocean, hanging out in her pool and on her lanai.

She was a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, caring nurse and so much more. She treasured the time spent with her family and friends.

Christine is survived by her husband, Carl Reinighaus; mother, Gwen Swanson; sister, Marcia (Swanson) Fernholz (Jeff); brother, Scott Swanson (Cindy); daughter, Jennifer (Cook) Woyner (Bill); son, Christopher Cook (Lena); son-in-law, Carl Reinighaus (Susie); daughters-in-law, Betti Ann Short (Tim) and Cheryl Griggs (Tim); and stepson, Robert Reinighaus; nieces and nephews, Meghan Comeaux, Samantha Fernholz, Josh Skindzelewski, Hailey Molinaro, Tasha, Jessie and Nathaniel Swanson; grandchildren, Josh Short, Paige Knapp, Brandon Short, Joseph Crosson, Anika Reinighaus, George Cook, Katie Reinighaus, Alisson Doolittle, Sean Huber, Ryan Huber, Andrew Woyner, Aidan Woyner; and three great-grandchildren, Zelda, Lucina and Grant.

She was predeceased by her father, Clarence (Kelly) Swanson; sister, Linda Swanson and sister, Kelli Ann (Swanson) Skindzelewski.

Instead of a funeral, she wanted to organize a celebration of life. The celebration will take place at City Park at Iron Mountain on Saturday, August 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come and share your memories of Chris with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give.