About Mr. D.B. Reinhart
D.B. Reinhart was an exemplary business leader and mentor as well as a good friend and advisor to Viterbo University. "Rhiny," as he was known to his friends, accomplished much during his life. As an entrepreneur, philanthropist, leader and a "self-made" man, he was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. As founder and owner of Gateway Foods, he turned his La Crosse based food company into the largest privately owned food wholesaler in the country.
Despite his success, Mr. Reinhart considered his greatest assets to be his family, his faith, and his community. He was a quiet leader whose presence assured the success of many initiatives and organizations. He consistently promoted ethical decision-making and lived a life of integrity. He cared deeply about people, his friends, and his business associates.
Mr. Reinhart, who died in 1996, is survived by his sons Rob and John and daughters Nancy and Patricia.