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John Gene Rieken

October 2, 1931 April 15, 2020
John Gene Rieken
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John Gene Rieken, age 88 of Nebraska City died April 15, 2020 at The Ambassador Care Center in Nebraska City. John was born October 2, 1931 in Sterling, the son of Rieks and Tina (Harms) Rieken. He married Irene Vollertsen June 22, 1953 in Nebraska City. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifelong farmer and did custom farming, trucking and corn shelling. He formerly lived near Sterling, Johnson and Dunbar before moving to Nebraska City in 1980. John loved camping and walking his dog Beauty. He enjoyed having morning and afternoon coffee with friends at Burger King. John was formerly a school board member for District 28 and was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 8 and Eagles Aerie No. 968. Survivors include his wife, Irene of Nebraska City; daughter, Janis (Alvin) Hale of Shenandoah, IA; son, Dennis (Phyllis) Rieken of Dunbar; granddaughters, Jacque (Dave) Eden, Jennifer (Rich) Wu, April Hale, Kim Rieken (fiancé Steve Hankins); great grandsons, AJ and Lane Overbey, Cole (Miranda) Eden, Domonick and Aidan Vetter; great granddaughter, Devin Wu; great great grandsons, Hayden Overbey, Mayson and Caddmyn Eden; sisters, Peg (Ray) Thompson of Beatrice, Lena Lotter of Beatrice, Francis (Harley) Goings of Tecumseh and Tina Green of Auburn; sister in law, Vera Rieken; several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Adolph, Henry and Gieko; sisters, Ann Wagner, Alice Harms and Janet Fletchall; sister in law, Dora Rieken; brothers in law, Harvey Hahn, Larry Lotter, Marvin Green, Don Harms and LeRoy Fletchall.

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1:00 PM 4/19/2020 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/19/2020 8:00:00 PM
Marshall Funeral Chapel Nebraska City

1109 First Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410

In accordance with CDC Guidelines, the family will not be present for the visitation in order to keep below the requirement of no more than 10 people at a given time.

Marshall Funeral Chapel Nebraska City
1109 First Corso Nebraska City 68410 NE
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2:00 PM 4/20/2020 2:00:00 PM
Wyuka Cemetery

710 South 19th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410

The graveside service will be a private family service.

Wyuka Cemetery
710 South 19th Street Nebraska City 68410 NE
United States

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Nebr. City Fire - EMS Division

Tabitha Hospice

1105 Grundman Blvd.
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410

First United Methodist Church, Nebraska City

1023 1st Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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