Mark K. Reinke, MD
Mark was many things in his life: a husband of twenty-seven years, a father of five children, an Air Force pilot, and a highly skilled surgeon. But first and foremost, he was a man of faith who let his Christian values guide every day of his life.
Inspired by his strong sense of spirituality, Mark Reinke saw something deeper in his patients and their families. He saw the way they turned to faith, hope, and love to inspire healing and bring comfort to suffering. As he sat and listened, he was moved by their desire to bring their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives into full harmony. He saw this same anchoring in the hearts and souls of many of his medical colleagues, and he was inspired by the way they relied on their own faith as they walked difficult journeys with their patients.
Born in North Dakota, Mark developed a love of flying at an early age: he obtained his pilot’s license in high school, and then served his country as a decorated aviator for eight years. He graduated from the University of North Dakota, and later, Arizona State University. At the conclusion of his Air Force service, Mark heard the call to become a healer. And in 1992 he received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. Mark joined NEW ENT in Green Bay In 1997, where he was a highly respected ear, nose, and throat surgeon. He also served as Medical Staff President at Bellin Hospital, and on the Bellin Health board of directors.
Mark had many hobbies and interests, including maintaining one of the largest Hosta gardens in the country. He was a marathoner, skier, banjo player, avid reader, and a curious lifelong learner. He served God not only through his work as a physician, but as a leader of Ascension Lutheran Church. In all dimensions of his life, Mark observed, supported, and nurtured the divine reality embedded in the human experience. He recognized that within the activity and stresses of a hospital, space is needed to step aside to reflect, pray, and listen to the mystery of silence.
We would like to ask you to join us in honoring Mark’s life and legacy through a gift to help complete this valuable project. We know it will provide a comforting place of solitude and reflection to patients, family and friends, and Bellin clinicians and staff for many years to come.
Joe and Kathy Reinke Nemmers and Children