Lois G. Riege, 101, of Vinton, formerly of Dubuque, passed from this earth to her heavenly home on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab.
A celebration of her life will be at noon Saturday, May 12, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury, Dubuque, where the family will greet friends 10:30 a.m. until service time.
Lois was born July 29, 1916, in Georgetown, Wis., the daughter of Lee and Hester Riege. Although she never married, her family numbered in the hundreds of people and hundreds of animals she encountered during her life. She especially loved the years on the farm in Georgetown and in her later life the house she purchased when she was 92 in Vinton. She worked for many years at the Americana Nursing Home in Dubuque, but her real career was caring for others.
Survivors include her son, Mike; and the daughter she never had, Bev; her grandson, Kevin; and granddaughter, Lisa; three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Ben and Joe; special nieces and nephews, Sondra Narveson, John, Jim, Peter, Susan and Becky Riege; very special grand-nephews and nieces, Tom and Beth Grashorn, Bob and Laura Linstrad and Linda Lang; and great-nieces and nephews, David and Katie Liu and Sarah Linstrad. Last, but not least was her adopted family at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Kenny (killed in World War II), Claude, George and Harold; and very special niece, Patricia Grashorn.
The family would like to thank Virginia Gay Hospital and Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab for all your care over the last five years.
Memorials may be directed to Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab and Friends of the Shelter in Lois’ memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hskfh.com.