JEAN RIEKE 1932-2017

SHERWOOD – Jean Arlene Rieke, 84, of Sherwood, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Sedyebrooke-Bradford-Green Nursing Home in Lincolnshire, Ill.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1932 to Harry and Eunice (Sonningsen) Johnson in Paulding. On June 6, 1952, she married Kenneth Ray Rieke, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2008.

Jean was a member of Sherwood Methodist Church, and the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader, and always had a book in her hands.

Jean will be sadly missed by her daughters, Virginia (Phil) Combs of Bluffton, S.C., Donna (Mark) Zaharski of Chicago, Janet (Don) Stoll of Mundelein, Ill., and  Susan (Jeff) Rimland of Bridge Hampton, N.Y.; son, David (Peg) Rieke of Defiance; 10 grandchildren, Kelly (Michael) Sapp, Kristen (Rich) Churak, Chad (Holly) Combs, Sean Combs, Shelby (Brian) Bratt, Brett Rieke, Shane Rieke, Travis Stoll, Andrea Stoll and Haleigh Rimland; five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Sapp, Samantha Churak, Gracie and Graceson Combs; and sisters, Betty (Ivan) Layman, Carol (Ed) Straley and Judy (Jim) Etzler, and brother, Doyle (Louise) Johnson, all of Paulding.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth R. Rieke; and brother, Dick Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Pastor Jimmy Fry officiating. Burial will follow at Sherman Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Methodist Food Bank, Defiance.

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