Pfc Shane M. Reifert

Pfc Shane M. Reifert
Shane during a sweep of the Shuryak Valley, approximately 3 weeks before he was killed. Photo Credit: PFC Sean Stromback

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Funeral Home Update

After what seems like an eternity, Shane is finally coming home to Michigan. 

Shane's Arrival
Shane is being flown in to Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Sunday, November 14, at approximately 9:30 a.m. His arrival at Selfridge will be a private family service. From there, he will be escorted to the funeral home. 

Funeral Home Visitation
Visitation will be held at Gendernalik Funeral Home in New Baltimore, Michigan. The funeral home is located at 35259 Twenty-Three Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047. 

Visitation will take place on the following dates:
Monday, November 15 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16 from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Shane's Funeral
Shane's funeral will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marine City, Michigan. Reverend Ronald Jozwiak will be presiding. The church is located at 601 South Water Street, Marine City, MI 48039. 

The funeral will take place on Wednesday, November 17. 

Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Shane's Internment 
Burial will be Thursday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, located at 4200 Belford Road, Holly, Michigan.


  1. Thank you so much for having the courage to write this blog. I wish that I would be able to be at the services. We have never met, but my husband is also in Bravo Company, 2nd platoon.

    Everyday I read your blogs and wish that there was something I could say or do for your entire family. I cry everday, wishing that we could go back in time and Shane could come home to you and your family. His name will forever be etched in my memory and I will always pray for him and you all.

    Gone, but never forgotten.

  2. I have known Shane and enjoyed his friendship for many years. He would reenact with us and was like part of the family. I have an aching heart today. I do not have the words to express my sorrow for you and your family. Please accept our condolences. He is truly a hero, one to be proud of. He will always live in our memories as one of us. I am proud to say he was my friend.
    Mike Du Long