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Charlene M. Riniker – New Vienna – Mix 94.7 KMCH


Charlene M. Riniker, 90, of New Vienna died Saturday, April 16, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Kramer’s Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral.

A Christian burial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna with interment in the church cemetery. Reverend Tyler Raymond will officiate.

Charlene was born on January 24, 1932 in Sherrill, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Laura (Koltes) Nauman. She married Otto N. Riniker on January 24, 1951 in Sherrill, Iowa. Together they farmed near North Buena Vista and Luxembourg for 28 years before retiring in 1985 to New Vienna. Charlene was an excellent quilter, baker and gardener, a member of the St. Boniface Altar & Rosary Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters Court #0881.

Survivors include his children: Dave (Donna) Riniker of Dubuque, Carol (Allen) Loecke of Manchester, Mary (Roger) Hogan, Jerome (Julie) Riniker, Randy (Judy) Riniker, all of Luxembourg, and Lori (Russ) Funke of Dyersville, 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 4 more on the way; brother, Merlin (Pat) Nauman of Sherrill.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Otto in 2008, her siblings: Gerald (Yvonne) Nauman, Meralda (Clem) McGovern; in-laws: Jake (Bernice) Riniker, Art (Dorothy) Riniker, Steve (Rose) Riniker, Andrew (Colletta) Riniker, Rosina (Bill) Loney, Frances (Reynold) Steffen Anna Riniker and Bernard (Rita) Riniker.

Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at Online condolences and memorials can be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12and Avenue SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.