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Logan Reinhardt

August 8, 1940 — June 5, 2024

Aurora

 Logan Turner Reinhardt, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Aurora, Colorado on June 5, 2024. Logan was born August 8, 1940, to William Alfred Reinhardt and Beatrice Zell Turner Reinhardt in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Paramount High School in 1957.

 Logan married his high school sweetheart, Paula Kaye Nickelson on March 21, 1959. He joined the United States Air Force in 1959 and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Logan and Paula had three children, Lynn Louise, William Allen and Christopher Steven. He worked for 32 years at the Southern California Gas Company and worked his way up from meter repair to management in purchasing. While working, he also went to college at California State University, Fullerton and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. He retired in 1995. 

 A loving and devoted father, he coached sports at the local park for his children while working full time and attending college. He also loved to take his family camping and they would go multiple times a year. He taught the boys to fish and taught his daughter to swim in mountain streams. The family took several trips to Yosemite National Park and to Yellowstone National Park. 

 After retiring, Logan and Paula moved to the Denver area to join other family members. In 2003 they bought a home in Heritage Eagle Bend in Aurora, Colorado, where they found a wonderful community of friends and neighbors.

 Logan had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping and traveling in his trailer. He and Paula explored many national parks. Some of their particular favorite places to go included Robinson Creek near Bishop, Calif., and Morro Bay, Calif., where they would often spend the winter months. Logan and Paula especially enjoyed a three-month long tour of the west coast from southern California to Alaska. They also explored the east coast all the way from Maine down to the tip of Key West in Florida. They made many new friends during their travels which they kept in touch with over the years.

 Logan also loved sports of all kinds. He could often be found watching a UCLA football game or a Dodgers baseball game or a Nascar race. One of the greatest thrills of his life was in 2006 when Paula gave him for his birthday a day at the Russell Racing School in California where he had the chance to learn how to drive an open wheel formula car on the Infineon Raceway. 

 Logan was very mechanically minded and could fix or repair almost anything. He often worked on his own vehicles and made repairs on them. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone when needed. His children and grandchildren often sought out his advice on many different subjects.

 Logan was friendly to everyone and enjoyed nothing more than to sit and chat for hours, often around a campfire, with family and friends about many subjects and about his many travel experiences. At family gatherings Logan and his sister, Billie, would often tell many stories about their childhood in Los Angeles which the family always enjoyed hearing about.

 When Paula was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1998, Logan lovingly cared for her all through her illness. 

 After Paula passed away in 2013, Logan continued to travel in his trailer, joining organizations for single travelers, such as the Wandering Individuals Network and the Loners on Wheels. He would often spend winters in Arizona and New Mexico with his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Joyce Nickelson and his Cousin Kay Peterson and her husband John.

 Logan was such a kind and loving person. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

 Logan is survived by his three married children, Lynn (Jim) Kowalski, Bill (Susan) Reinhardt and Chris (Teresa) Reinhardt, Grandchildren Karin Kowalski, Brian Kowalski and Matthew Reinhardt, Sister Billie (Robert) Baggett, Sister-in-Law, Joyce Nickelson, Nieces and Nephews Joseph (Sheris) Baggett, Mike (Julie) Baggett, David (Carol) Nickelson, Paul Nickelson, Mary Nickelson and many Great-Nieces and Nephews and Cousins. 

He was predeceased by his wife Paula Kaye Nickelson and his great friends Larry Nickelson and Carl Bohn. 

 A Celebration of Life for Logan will be held on Sunday, June 30th at 12:00pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road (one block west of South Holly Street) Centennial, CO 80122. 

 In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in the honor of Logan and Paula Reinhardt. 

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 30, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - South Metro/Centennial

5303 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122

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