Evelyn Rieke, 84, of Dwight passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Heritage Health in Dwight.
Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday , September 19 at the Dwight United Methodist Church with the funeral services following at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Lance Leeds will officiate. Burial will be at Round Grove Cemetery.
Evelyn was born December 12, 1927 in Roberts, Il. the daughter of Fred and Samantha (Arnold) Rueck. She married LeRoy Rieke on February 6, 1949 in Gilman . He preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.
Surviving are 7 children: daughters Karen (Bruce) Wilson of Taylorville, Il., Becky (Tom) Christenson of Dwight, Donna (Mark) German, Dwight and sons Arthur (Karen) Rieke of Herscher, David (Joy) Rieke of Plano, Doug Rieke of Reddick and John (Molly) Rieke of Dwight. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren : Charles (Diane), Jennifer(Chet), Elizabeth (Nathan), Kristen,Paul, Caitlin, Garrett, Mark (Jennifer), Kathy (Doug), Gus, Lucy, Abe, Nellie, Samantha and Andrew plus 7 great-grandchildren Connor, Josie, Emma, Carter, Van, Sorena and Guinevere.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband LeRoy, and a brother Ed Rueck.
Evelyn was a high school graduate of Onarga High School. She also graduated from Gallagher School of Business. She belonged to the United Methodist Church in Dwight.
Evelyn and LeRoy farmed for most of their married life. She was also a homemaker and had many jobs over the years including at the William Fox Developmental Center in Dwight. Evelyn was a loving caretaker to her husband and many grandchildren. She was also a lover of music.
Hager Memorial Home, Dwight is in charge of arrangements.