Alexander Eli Reinoehl

July 08, 1998 - April 10, 2021

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Thursday, April 15, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Friday, April 16, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Friday, April 16, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Alexander Eli Reinoehl, 22, of Auburn unexpectedly passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1998, in Fort Wayne to Octavio Montoya, Jr. and Dawn Elizabeth Reinoehl.

He had worked at the Walmart Distribution Center near Auburn.

Surviving are his mother, Dawn Elizabeth Reinohl of Garrett; his birth father, Octavio Montoya, Jr. of Angola; his dad, Mark Acker of LaGrange; maternal grandparents, Roger and Pamela Reinoehl of Garrett; paternal grandparents, Octavio Montoya, Sr. and Karen Montoya of Angola; four sisters, Liberty Reinoehl of Garrett, Hannah Clemons of Waterloo, Alicia Montoya of Angola, and Vivian Montoya of Angola; three brothers, Cayden Clemons of Garrett, Christian Montoya of Angola, and Leo Montoya of Angola; three nieces; five nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sierra Montoya.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 16, 2021 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Young Family Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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Vicky Temple
April 16th, 2021 12:10am
Florence az

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mrs. Julie
April 15th, 2021 11:12pm

Many hearts are broken today, including mine! Wish I could be there with you all but I have been sick all week & can't be with you. My deepest condolences to you all as we have fond memories of Alex. My thoughts & prayers are with you all as we lose a son, brother, grandson, friend, & former student. My memories will also remain & may he rest at last. Love, Mrs. Julie

Mary Rose and David Lee Kimmel
April 15th, 2021 10:49pm
Garrett, IN

With our deepest, heartfelt Sympathies to the family that I; Mary Rose have knowledge of; Dawn; so very sorry for your loss of your son; Alex; I kind of remember him as an infant and little toddler with the red hair, like his Grandpa; Roger. Your memories are keys of your love, hope and faith that you as a parent installed in him. Twenty-two is young and have much more to live for, God is good; He has seen him growing, trying and doing (maybe record), read in other's writings that Alex had a sense of humor, a kind smile and would be friend to many, God knew that and will take care of him, with his sister and not long ago another person (Grandma Susie) in your family went home to be with Alex too, to watch them once again. As for his Dad's whom I don't know, last names seem familiar; they've their own memories as his siblings do. The next few days, weeks and months ahead they'll think of a special time, day; especially holidays and the times he was humble or stubborn; love was there! Grandpa's and Grandma's are very special and some are extraordinary; like Roger and Pam; whom I've known for over 50 years, knew your Great-Grandma Mary; she was my co-worker at Garrett Community Hospital; in kitchen with Pam as well. Such grand ladies, sense of humor must was given to Alex from them, he is going to know Mary, she smile at him, with Sierra; a mothers little Angel. Such is hope given to us through Jesus' birth, and going home, to heaven to see, be with family. Now; faith is important, not just attending Church or services. You all will come away from Alex's service with all three key's; love, hope and faith in each other to share your memories for years to come. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We'll have you all in prayer.

Tonda and Jeff Sutton
April 15th, 2021 1:24pm

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

ashley stevens
April 15th, 2021 4:36am

Jr.. I don't even know where to begin. I'm so heartbroken! You were my person. You were the one I could talk to about anything. Your stupid sense of humor and your smart ass remarks always made me laugh. I'm so thankful I got to know you, the real you. The trips to walmart were the best! You complained and then thanked me for getting you out of your house. No matter what time of day it was you always answered my phone calls. You knew you'd get at least one phone call from me a day while I was driving. Sometimes just sitting at home and needing a laugh. I wish you could have seen how much you mean to everyone. Our memories will forever be cherished and you will always leave a broken piece in my heart. You were an amazing person and I just wish you could have seen that yourself. I'm so thankful to have gotten you to open up to me so I could understand just a little bit of your tough act. I wish everyone could have gotten to know the real you. I am beyond thankful for you. I miss you so much. You are loved by many. I love you Jr.

Dawn Elizabeth Reinoehl
April 14th, 2021 11:48pm

Alexander Eli~My Baby Boy, My Son. I should not be having to do this right now! I I'm so torn & heartbroken💔! You were such a handsome an amazing, yet stubborn ~ hard headed & head strong individual! You are and always will be my son & you were a Brother, an Uncle, a Grandson and you were a Best Friend, and had so many people who Loved You & will miss you so very much. I know that you're no longer in pain or discomfort of any kind. I know in my heart that you're happy just smiling all the time! I just want to thank you Alex for letting me be your mother for letting me be your friend & for letting us make some beautiful memories together. I know we had our moment's, and that some of the roads were harder to travel down than other's, but none of that could ever change the love I hold for you from the very moment you were born until you took your last earthly breath and still now when you've crossed over, my love remains the same and even more!! I may not be able to physically hold you or touch you anymore but I promise you this; that you will always and forever be in my heart- in my soul- in my every being, until I can be with you once again, I will still love & miss you and think about you every day! I know you are with your sister Sierra so will you please give her a huge hug for me Alex and Sierra will you please give your brother Alex a big hug from me too. My heart is so heavy right now and hurts so bad , my tears just won't stop but I love you both so much and until we are together once again, always know this, that you'll forever be in my heart and my soul. I love you both forever and for always~ love ❤mommy xoxoxo

Terry & Carol Barger
April 14th, 2021 9:11pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Alishia LaVine
April 13th, 2021 10:14am
Fort Wayne

Alex I am surely going to miss you. I am truly blessed that I was able to get to know you while you lived with our dad. I’ll always cherish our memories. Fly high buddy!

Joan war Club
April 13th, 2021 2:51am
Arpin, WI

Alex was nothing but kind to me. He was an amazing young man, I know hes watching over all of us. I wish I had the correct words to say here. We love you Alex.

Trevor Stover
April 13th, 2021 2:42am
Arpin, WI

Alex was, and always will be, my brother. I met him in foster care going on 7 years ago, and have just been really close, or so I thought, during that time. I will always hold his memory close to my heart.

Tammy McMullen
April 13th, 2021 1:33am

He was such a hard worker fun to be around. Only knew him for a short time at work but loved to work with him my prayers to his family

Lisa St. Clair
April 12th, 2021 10:07pm
Polson, MT

Alex will always be in my heart. I know that he is sitting back, eating Cherry Cheesecake and watching over us. Know that he was love very much and will be missed just as much.

April 12th, 2021 8:02pm