Eugene C. Reynick
In loving memory of Eugene Charles Reynick who passed away unexpectedly on November 2nd.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elma Reynick, of Philip, SD.
Gene was born August 22, 1933, on the family ranch 18 miles northwest of Philip. He attended Philip High School, and was an athletic standout in several sports. His school track record for the 440 set in 1951 stood for several decades.
He attended the University of South Dakota on an athletic scholarship graduating in 1958. His time at USD was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After graduation he moved to Ruthton, Minnesota, where he taught high school math and was the head football coach.
In the mid 1960s, Gene started a new career as a credit manager for Montgomery Ward. He joined the Small Business Administration in 1967. He served in several locations as a SBA loan officer. He also served at several national disasters over the years as an on site SBA loan officer. Being able to help those affected by disaster and hardship brought him the greatest satisfaction of his working career. He retired from the Boise SBA office in 1998. He continued with the SBA retired reserve, assisting with disasters in Florida, Louisiana, and California in the years following his retirement. His time at SBA was punctuated by other business ventures including owning and operating a grocery in Story, WY.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Mary; a brother, Glenn Reynick of Torrington, WY; two sisters, Ruth Bachman of Crawford, NE, and Marilyn Reynick of Torrington, WY; two children, Craig Reynick of Meridian, ID, and Dawn Rowe of Hot Springs, SD; step-children, Stephanie (Pottle) Del Priore and Stacey Pottle of Boise, ID, Michael Pottle of Nampa, ID, Steven Pottle of Aurora, CO, and Gregory Pottle of Arvada, CO. Gene also had several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many close dear friends. He was a wonderful husband, brother, dad, grandpa and friend. He enriched all our lives, we loved him very much, and he will be greatly missed. A private family memorial is planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to his favorite charity: Disabled American Veterans, C/O Brian Alspach, 805 W. Franklin, Rm. 205, Boise, ID 83702.