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  • Visitation:  2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Thursday at the funeral home
  • Funeral:  11:00 a.m.  Friday at Oakfield Baptist Church

Mrs. Jeanette F. Rieckman, age 71, of Oakfield Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2008 at her home under the loving care of her family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The daughter of Raymond & Flora Dolly (Johnson) Sherman, she was born on Jan. 18, 1937 in Lakeview.

On Sept. 25, 1954, at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, she married Francis H. Bud Rieckman and together they enjoyed over 53 years of marriage. Jeanette was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma who always put the needs of her family before herself, in addition to working at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company for 33 years. She was a member of Oakfield Baptist Church, as well as the ladies auxiliaries of the Cleveland-Wolverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3794. She enjoyed her flower gardens, birds, reading, and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin siblings; a sister, Beverly Abbott; a son-in-law, Kerry Laster; and a son, Michael David Rieckman on Oct. 16, 2004.

Surviving are her husband, Bud Rieckman; two daughters, Diane Marie Rieckman of Cedar Springs, and Julie Ann Laster of Belding; a son, Daniel Lee Rieckman of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Amanda & Ed Earl, Marcus Rieckman, Beth Rieckman, Craig Rieckman, Harrison Laster, Anthony Laster, and Jared Laster; four great grandchildren, Harley Earl, Caleb Burch, Samantha Earl, and Lauren King; brothers and sisters, Chuck & Carol Sherman, Arlene Davis, Susan & Larry Rhanor, Joel & Betty Sherman, Nora & Amos Sharp, Donna & Mike Toth, Joyce & John Schutte, and Terry Sherman; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Ralph & Edla Rieckman, John Rieckman, Katherine Rieckman, Bea Rieckman, and Arlene Rieckman; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2008 from Oakfield Baptist Church (corner of Wabasis Road and M-57), with Pastor Dan Mead officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or Oakfield Baptist Church will be available. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jeanettes guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.christiansen-fh.com


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  1. Anonymous on March 4, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    03/10/2008 –

    Patty Turnbull (Augustine)

    Diane and Julie I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know it hurts. Remember all the good times to help you thru these days.


    03/07/2008 –

    Merlin and Fern Bliss

    Bud and family;
    Sorry to hear Jeanette past away, but she is with our Lord and Savior. You and your family are in our prayers
    Signed Merlin and Fern Bliss


    03/07/2008 –

    BRUCE MERREN

    WE are very sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce Merren and Dan Merren


    03/06/2008 –

    BART – NANCY FRIES

    I DIDN-TNO THAT MY WIFE NANCY AND JEANETTE WORKED TOGETHER ATTIMES AT ELECTROLUX SHE RETIRED 2003 WITH 37YEARS. YOU MADE A GOOD CHOICE IN ASKING SPECTRUM HEALTH HOSPICE FOR HELP. WE GO BACK FOREVER DO CALL ME AT 5485466 WE BOTH SEND YOU OUR SYMPATHYS MAY GOD BLESS you and your family.


    03/06/2008 –

    Don & Lauren Eisiliones

    Bud & Family,
    We were so sad to hear about your loss. We would be at the funeral but Don has eye surgery tomorrow in Ann Arbor. We will be thinking about you all day tomorrow and always.


    03/06/2008 –

    Barbara Dakin McCallister

    I will always remember Jeanette’s beautiful smile and kindness. I want to express my sympathy to the family for such a great loss.


    03/05/2008 –

    Dan & Janet Rasmussen

    Bud and family, we are sorry to hear of Jeanette passing away, Memories flooded as soon as I seen the obituarie. I remember us having alot of fun bowling and she enjoyed it very much. I will always remember her and remember the help she and you provided for our family at one time. God Bless


    03/05/2008 –

    Gabe Krum

    Bud, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your wife. Please know that you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Hold dear the memories you will always have. Take care Bud,


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