Ione O. Reinitz

Ione Opal (Meyer) Reinitz passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 13, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before service at church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Ione was born on March 19, 1925, in rural Guttenberg, the daughter of Walter W. and Malinda (Noack) Meyer.

Ione was baptized April 26, 1925, at St. John’s Church in Guttenberg. Ione was confirmed April 2, 1939, at St. John’s as well. She attended school at the Jolly Ridge School and later at Guttenberg High School where she graduated with the class of 1942.  After graduation, Ione taught school for 2 years, worked in a defense plant during World War II and worked as a waitress.  On Dec. 9, 1947, Ione was united in marriage with Russell Reinitz at St. John’s Church in Guttenberg where they made their home. This blessed union brought them three daughters. Ione was a homemaker, lifelong member of St. John’s where she belonged to DORCAS for many years. Ione, along with her husband, enjoyed playing cards with other couples. While Russ managed Lakeside, Ione would help out at events and enjoyed the many dances they hosted all those years. 

Those left to cherish Ione’s memory are her three daughters, Peggy (Jerry) Rausch of Guttenberg, Nancy (Larry) Kelley of Slocomb, Ala., and Jane Pearson of Bondurant; five grandchildren, Tim (fiancé, Tylyn Lacy) Rausch, Melanie (fiancé, Josh Rohner) Rausch, Michelle (fiancé, Brent Carroll) Smith, Alex (Jennifer Ingram) Smith, Paige (Kody) Kromrie; five great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Koree Rausch, Corbyn and Caylee Rohner, and Gracie Smith; three siblings, Carlyn (Elgen) Meyer of Peosta, Allyn (Joanne) Meyer of Cedar Rapids, Karen (Syed) Hussain of Cupertino, Calif., and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Russell.

In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established and they can be sent to P.O. Box 218, Guttenberg, Iowa 52052, or you may make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left and a video tribute may be viewed at www.tueckeallyn.com.

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