Shirley Ann Reinke: June 7, 1940 - December 3, 2016

Shirley Ann Reinke (nee Luker), age 76, of Ripon, went to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. She was born on June 7, 1940 in Oshkosh, WI the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Davis) Luker. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1958 and married Eugene Reinke in December of the same year. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2008.

Shirley loved to cook and worked in various places preparing food. She opened a ceramic shop and ran it for 12 years. In 2000, Shirley and her husband moved to Russell Manor Apartments in Ripon.

She is survived by her loving husband, Eugene of Ripon, four children; Ronald (Verona) of Pembine, Valerie (David) Pingel of Oshkosh, Susan (Douglas) Craig of Wautoma, Roland (Andrea) of Parshall, ND; Foster son, Budd VanderHyden of Center Valley; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Vicki Luker of Appleton; nieces, nephews and many friends. Preceding her in death are her parents, Walter and Ruth; two infant sons; two infant daughters; and her brother William Luker.

Funeral services for Shirley will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00pm at Divine Passage Funeral Home, 175 N Douglas Street, Ripon with Rev. Dr. Kevin P. Mundell officiating. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 5:00pm until the time of the services. Cremation will follow. Divine Passage Funeral Home in Ripon is proudly serving the Reinke family.


A special thank you to the staff at Mercy Medical Center Unit 1 West and the Affinity Home Hospice team.

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