Edith Reinke

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Edith Reinke

Funeral services for Miss Edith Reinke, 99, of Spencer, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Spencer. Rev. Matthew Winslow will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Hartley.

Miss Reinke passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Edith Mae Reinke, the daughter of George and Idella Knau Reinke, was born Jan. 27, 1913 in Manitoba, Canada. She received her early education in Geneva and then graduated from Hartley High School.

Following her schooling, Edith worked at the Hartley Creamery, various waitress jobs in Hartley and later in Spencer. She also worked as a clerk in a 'dime store' in Storm Lake. Edith attended the Methodist Church in Hartley and Spencer. Most recently, Edith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Spencer. In her spare time, Edith loved crocheting, making her family afghans and tablecloths, along with embroidering items for family and friends. Edith also enjoyed flower gardening, taking walks, playing cards and Scrabble.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Ray, Glen and Don; and her sister, Dorothy.

Edith is survived by her niece, Karen Seversen of Spencer; great niece, Andrea Tielbur; two great-nephews: Scott Walmer and Dean Tielbur; her special friends, Frank and Jerry Scott; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.