Helen Rieger

Helen Louise Rieger

Wednesday, September 20th, 1933 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Helen Louise Rieger, 86, Gardner, Kansas passed Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home. Private family visitation and graveside service Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be left at Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111.

Helen was born on September 20, 1933 in Stanley, Kansas to Hans Peter and Amy Catherine (Rice) Thorsen. She grew up in Stanley, Kansas and graduated from Stanley Rural High School in 1951. Helen married Ruben Rieger on June 14, 1957 in Olathe, Kansas. She worked for over 30 years at Patrons Mutual Insurance Association, Olathe, Kansas as a file clerk for automobile department until her retirement. Helen lived in Gardner for 55 years and was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Gardner, Kansas. She enjoyed cooking and being with her family. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ruben in 2007; and brother David Thorsen. She is survived by her children Randy Rieger and wife Sandy and Ramona Rieger all of Gardner, Kansas; grandchildren: Jamie, Ashley and Jake and three great-grandchildren.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    Private Family Visitation and Graveside
  • Interment

    Olathe Memorial Cemetery
    Woodland Rd
    OLATHE, KS 66061
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    Private Family


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Kipp Willnauer

Posted at 09:23pm
Mary was a great encourager at King of Kings Lutheran Church. I miss her smile and conversations. Peace, Kipp

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