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Fern Maxine Reiners

January 20, 1925 ~ July 15, 2018 (age 93)

Fern Reiners went to join her beloved husband Griff in Heaven on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from Highland Park Retirement Community. She was 93.

Fern Maxine Warren Reiners was born on January 20, 1925 in Calvert, Kansas. Her parents were Eva and Joseph Ray Warren. Fern graduated from Lebanon High School where she played the trumpet in the school band. During WWII, Fern worked at the McCook Air Base sending coded messages.

Fern married Griffith Reiners on Mar 12, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oberlin, Kansas. Fern was baptized on December 3, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Fern and Griff lived in Marion, Nebraska before moving to McCook in 1951. Three children were born to this union – Karen, Alan, and Janet.

Fern was an excellent cook. Her family especially loved her fried chicken, ham and bean soup, and ham salad.

Fern loved to sing, read, cook, travel, and was known to play practical jokes. One time while visiting relatives on a farm, Mom pushed Dad into the horse tank. Dad came up sputtering. Needless to say, Mom thought it was funnier than Dad did.

Fern worked for many years for the McCook Public Schools in the cafeteria. She loved to clip recipe coupons. Mom even had a recipe for sea scallops which Dad would never have eaten! After they retired Griff and Fern loved to take short shopping trips, go to garage sales, and travel. Mom retained her sense of humor – she took a “selfie” with her daughters at the age of 91.

Fern is survived by her children Karen (Mervin) Troester, Alan (Karen) Reiners, and Janet (Scott) West, 4 Grandchildren- Julie, Chad, Bryan, and Kelsi; 3 Step-grandchildren – Andrew, Jana, and Dylan; 7 great-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Griff, unborn infant son, parents, and sisters. Our hearts ache at Mom’s passing but we also rejoice that she is safe in Heaven and Mom and Dad are reunited once again.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home from 2:00 – 8:00 PM with the family greeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Lonnie Felcher officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in her name to KNGN Radio, 38005 Rd 717, McCook, NE 69001.

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