Donovan Reinke

Obituary of Donovan Blake Reinke


Donovan Blake Reinke, age 82, passed away on October 19, 2023 in his home from natural causes.

Donovan was born on October 27, 1940 in Minot, ND. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and earned a doctorate specializing in Radiology. He became a fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1989, served as the Chief of Radiology at the Minneapolis VA Hospital for 21 years and became a full professor of the Department of Radiology at the University of MN in 1995. He had tremendous passion for teaching and training the radiology residents. In retirement he was an avid learner and reader.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Reinke. They enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveled the world extensively.

Donovan is survived by his children Kristin (John) Gehring, Blake (Toni) Reinke and grandchildren Hannah (Kyle) Berlin, Kayla Gehring, Emma Reinke, and Claire Reinke. The family will be holding a private ceremony in his honor. Memorials preferred to a charitable organization of your choosing.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Donovan
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