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RICKERT, Lillian M. 1923-2006


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/12/2015 at 11:52:04

Lillian M. Novotny was born on April 5, 1923 in Tama County, IA, daughter of William and Frances (Herink) Novotny. She was raised on a farm near Clutier, IA and attended country school. Lillian attended and graduated from Traer High School. On November 17, 1942, Lillian was united in marriage to Wayne C. Rickert in the Immaculate Conception Church in Clutier. Together, they operated a farm south of Reinbeck. Lillian was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed being the hostess for her and Wayne's many friends and relatives. She also enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and was an accomplished seamstress. Lillian and Wayne loved dancing, and traveled to dances around the area. Wayne died on November 24, 1990.

Lillian was a charter member of the Queen of Heaven Church in Reinbeck where she served on the Queen of Heaven Rosary Society. Lillian was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving relatives include her two sons; Michael (Linda) Rickert of Reinbeck, Richard (JoAnn) Rickert of Traer; one daughter, Janice (John) Mueller of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Pauline Soska of Cedar Falls, IA; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lorraine, Craig Rickert, Danita Shumard, Kristen Rickert, Laura Bruner; five great-grandchildren.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; one granddaughter, Tonja Rickert.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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