Grace B. Reinke

Oct. 11, 1912 - Oct. 31, 2005

Grace B. Reinke, a lifelong resident of the town of Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was 93.

Grace was born in the town of Vernon on Oct. 11, 1912, the daughter of Julius and Reca (nee Abel) Jacobi.

On March 5, 1935, she married Fred Reinke in Big Bend. Fred preceded her in death June 29, 1989.

Grace and Fred farmed for 15 years, after which she worked as a meat wrapper for the F.A. Lobdell Grocery Store in Mukwonago until she retired.

Grace was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Big Bend.

Survivors include her son, Ronald (Dorma); three grandchildren, Rachel (John) Stroh, Hannah and Silas; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Micah and Nora Stroh; and other relatives and friends.

Two brothers, Paul and Alfred Jacobi, and a sister, Frieda Lehmann, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago, and also Friday, Nov. 4, from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, S89-W22970 Maple Ave., Big Bend. The Rev. Reinhart Kom will officiate. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund would be appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 363-7126, is serving the family.