Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Clara Rieger, 91, of East Peoria died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at her residence at Riverview Manor.

Born Jan. 10, 1921, in Peoria  to Karl and Rosa Miller Kreiter, she married Wilbur Rieger on Dec. 27, 1944, in Eureka. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were five brothers, four sisters and two great-granddaughters.

Surviving are two sons, Randall (Judy Kay) and Virgil (Marsha), both of Chillicothe. They survive. Also surviving are her twin brother, Clarence (Daisy) Kreiter of Pekin; her sisters, Helen Carlson of Belleview and Francis Gunnels of Kansas City, Kan.; and two granddaughters.

She was a founding member of the Mossville PTA and regularly volunteered with various organizations like the Christian Center in Peoria.

Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial visitation was Nov. 1 at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills. Her granddaughter, Stacey Rieger, gave a short eulogy immediately following her visitation. Burial of her ashes will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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