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August 22, 1929 – Saturday, October 26, 2013

Service Information
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church-Greenfield
Saturday, November 2, 2013
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, November 2, 2013
one hour prior to services

Mavis Ann Reinking, age 84, of Rockford and previously of Greenfield passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at her residence.

She was born on August 22, 1929 in Wayzata the daughter of Merrill & Pearl Kreatz Hasty.

On January 7, 1950, Mavis A. Hasty and Merlin W. Reinking were joined in holy marriage in Plymouth. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Mavis and her husband engaged in dairy farming in Greenfield for many years. Mavis was very family oriented and enjoyed being a farm wife.

She was a faithful member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield since 1960.

Survived by her husband of sixty-three years: Merlin W. Reinking; children: Rick (Vicki) Reinking of Buffalo, Marne Kolasa of St. Michael, Tom (Mary) Reinking of Loretto, Jody (Chris) Hoheisel of Dayton, Mark (Linda) Reinking of Hanover and Jim Reinking of Monticello; twenty grandchildren,twenty great grandchildren; a sister: Gayle Bambenek; a sister-in-law: Donna Hasty and by a brother-in-law: Sandy Sandgren; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by a son: Ron Reinking, her parents: Merrill & Pearl Hasty, a sister: Marvel Sandgren and by a brother: Douglas “Bud” Hasty.

A Memorial service for Mavis Reinking will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Pastor Dennis K. Strong will officiate.

Private interment church cemetery.

A Time of gathering will be held on Saturday, November 2nd one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairview Hospice of Princeton or to the Donor’s choice.

A special Thank you to her caregivers: Sandy, Peggy, Debbie, Laura, Karen, Amy and to Fairview Hospice.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane Rethke

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. She is now in the arms of Jesus, no more suffering or pain.
    Take care Marne, let God wrap his arms around you in this time of sorrow. Love & Prayers

  2. Jim & Margie Robeck

    So sorry Merlin & family…we will miss seeing you at McDonald’s.

  3. Karen Elsenpeter

    Reinking Family;
    It was an honor to have met and care for your wife/mother. Though our time together was short, she will always have a special place in my heart. I will never forget her smile, strength and sense of humor…once an angel on earth, now an angel in heaven…God bless you all as you travel down this journey.

  4. Jeannie and Dave Dixon

    Marnie and Family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your Mom. You never outgrow your love and need for your mother, and we want you to know that we share your grief. Take care and you have our deepest sympathy. God’s blessings to all of you.
    Dave and Jeannie Dixon

  5. Joanne Eklund

    Dear Reinking family,

    I am so sorry to hear that Mavis passed away. I have been praying for you all. Please let me know if Merlin needs anything. I live two doors away. May our faithful Lord comfort you all.

  6. Sandy Taylor

    Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. I’m very glad my son Matthew and his wife Jayme were able to be there for your family. You all mean the world to them. God bless you all.


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