Services Held for
Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, at 2 p.m. in the St. John Lutheran Church for Mary Rieker, 68, who passed away September 29 after a number of years of failing health.
“Sweet Hour of Prayer” and “My Fathers House on High” were sung by the double quartet composed of Kenneth Toberer, Floyd Berke, Marvin Hueftle, Dennis Gruber, Paul Grabenstein, George Grabenstein, Robert A. Zeeh and Raymond Rieker. “For Me to live is Jesus,” was the congregational hymn. Miss Janet Grabenstein was the organist.
Pallbearers were Fred Seybold, Robert Zeeh, Sr., Hugh Boerkircher, John Bosch, Albert Bosch, Clarence Ragsdale. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery.
Mary Shurr Rieker, daughter of Christian and Mary Schurr was born September 15, 1892 in Dawson county, Nebraska.
She was baptized in the St. John Lutheran Church of Eustis, by Pastor G. Schult, on October 2, 1892, and was confirmed on April 8, 1906. She remained a member of the church through out her life time.
She was united in marriage to Chris Rieker on June 5, 1918. He passed away on December 31, 1918. To this union one son, Leonard was born. It became her responsibility to bring up her son alone and to maintain her home.
She made her home with her son and his family during the last years because of failing health. Here she received loving care. The Lord took her soul on Thursday night, September 29, 1960 at the age of 68 years and 2 weeks.
She leaves to mourn her depature: one son, Leonard of Farnam, three grandchildren, seven brothers, Fred of Fremont, Nebraska, Albert and George of Cozad, John and Art of Farnam, Willie and Martin of Eustis; two sisters, Anna (Mrs. Chris Gengenbach) of Grant, Nebraska and Alma Schurr of Farnam.
“Blessed are the dead who die the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”
The Farnam Press, 20(49):1 Thursday, October 13, 1960
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