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RIEKENA, Larry 1935-2007


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2010 at 08:40:25

Larry J. Riekena, 72, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007, at the Ellsworth Hospital, Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Larry J. Riekena will be 1:30 Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Owasa, Iowa, with Reverend Ward Richards, Jr. officiating. A time of visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel. burial will be at the Hazel Green Cemetery, Hardin County, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o his wife: 28078 160th Street, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 50126. The Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Larry John Riekena was born December 3, 1935 at Wellsburg, Iowa, the son of John and Esther (Meester) Riekena. He attended the Wellsburg Community Schools graduating with the class of 1953. He worked road construction for several years until he purchased his farm in Hardin County in 1963. On June 17, 1978 he was married to Phyllis Jane Lyman Toomsen at the Owasa United Methodist Church. He semi-retired from farming in 2006.

Larry Riekena is survived by his wife: Phyllis Riekena of Iowa Falls, Iowa; Phyllis's children: Mike (companion Jacci Milligan) Toomsen of Geneva, Iowa; Susan (David) Rieks of Steamboat Rock, Iowa; Ron (fiancÚ Kelly Meyer) of Geneva, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Holly (Mitch) Meyer of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Quintin (Nicole) Toomsen of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Jessica Toomsen of Hampton, Iowa, Kelly (Jason) Barrick of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Tyler Toomsen of Ackley, Iowa, Nick Toomsen of Geneva, Iowa, Abby Toomsen of Hampton, Iowa, Haley Toomsen of Hampton, Iowa; five great grandchildren: Weston, Koby, Chase, and Cambria Meyer of Iowa Falls, and Jaelyn Barrick of Iowa Falls; and one brother: Lowell (Cathy) Riekena of Wellsburg, Iowa.

--Linn's Funeral Home (www.linnsfuneralhome.com)


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