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Elsie M. Rieck: 1935-2017


STREATOR — Elsie M. Rieck, 82, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Dr. Rory Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Born June 18, 1935, in Streator, Elsie was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Grieder) Cowling. She married Raymond F. Rieck on Sept. 26, 1954, in Indiana. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2003.
Elsie is survived by a son, Mark (Lynne) Rieck, of Valencia, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Carla (William) Schopp, of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Kathryn (Chris) Anderson, Emily Rieck, Jennifer (Brian) LaPoint, Sarah (Frank) Williams and Ryan (Michelle) Schopp; great-grandchildren, Brianne LaPoint, Thomas LaPoint and Briley Ray Williams; and a sister, Jeannie (Larry) Casey, of Streator.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Barbara Simmons.
Elsie attended school in the Wenona, Toluca and Streator areas and graduated from Wenona High School.
She worked through the years for Thatcher’s Glass Manufacturing, Montgomery Wards and retired from Chris’ Flower Shop.
Elsie was a member of Central Church of Christ and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed Friday night dinners with her dear friends, Winnie Wellman, Cleta Cinnamon, Valoy Zbinden, and their gifted chauffer, Charles Wellman. Elsie was especially blessed to have Jane Fowler as her devoted caregiver.
Memorials may be directed to the City of Streator, Downtown Restoration Projects.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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