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Elda  A. Riekenberg
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Obituary for Elda A. Riekenberg

Elda A. Riekenberg, 86, of Beatrice, died Friday afternoon, December 29, 2017 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born on January 12, 1931 at Bremen, KS and graduated from Hanover High School in 1949. She married Dale R. Riekenberg on June 21, 1953 at Bremen and they made their home in Beatrice. She and her husband Dale owned and operated Dale’s Auto in Beatrice where she also was the bookkeeper since 1959. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice where she had been a member of the choir and the P.T.L. She enjoyed all of her grandchildren and their activities, wild birds and Nebraska Football.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda (Dale) Rickers of Beatrice, Rose (Jim) Pittman of Pickrell, and Ann Marie Kelley; two sons, Kevin (Bonnie) Riekenberg and Lynn (Kris) Riekenberg all of Beatrice; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Kay Prell of Hanover, KS; brother-in-law, Glenn (Verda) Riekenberg of Beatrice; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis J.O. and Martha Germer Prell; her husband, Dale, who died on September 8, 1996; one son, Ross; three brothers, Louis F., Wallace, and Hugo Prell; one sister, Verna Licht.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. J. Dirk Reek officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. Wednesday in the fellowship room of the church. A memorial has been established to St. Paul’s Lutheran School and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. Monday until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday and then at church one hour preceding the service on Wednesday. www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.


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