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October 14, 2012
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FOREST CITY - Gloria (Schreiber) Riekens, 66, of Forest City passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City surrounded by her family.

Funeral services for Gloria Riekens will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 10:30 AM at the First Lutheran Church, 70 5th Avenue NW, in Britt with Pastor Lee Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt at a later date. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Gloria Louise Riekens was born on October 23, 1945, at home in rural Britt, Iowa the daughter of Henry and Mae (Ennen) Schreiber. Gloria attended school in Britt and Kanawha where she graduated in 1963. Gloria was united in marriage to George A Riekens, Jr. on April 11, 1964 in the First Lutheran Church in Britt, Iowa. She currently lived in rural Forest City, Iowa in the summer and enjoyed spending winters at her home in Weslaco, Texas. She worked for Cummins in Lake Mills, Iowa for 26 years.

Gloria enjoyed spending time with her family and socializing with friends, many camping and fishing trips, baking and cooking, traveling with her husband, fast cars, and being with her beloved dog Gee Gee.

Those left to cherish her memory include husband, George Riekens, Jr.; son, George "Butch" A. Riekens III of Fort Dodge, Iowa; son, Brian (Tracy) Riekens of Britt, Iowa; two granddaughters, Amanda and Cara Riekens; great-grandson, Owen Riekens; mother, Mae Schreiber of Eagle Grove, Iowa; brothers and sister Marge (Terry) Kuebrich; Gerald (Mary) Schreiber; Richard (Elaine) Schreiber; Kenneth (Julie) Schreiber; Merlin (Michelle) Schreiber and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Henry Schreiber and sister, Judy (Jim) Ritter.

In accordance to Gloria's wishes, her body will be cremated.



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