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Gloria Augusta (Behr) Rieck

August 17, 1924 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 92)

Gloria Augusta Rieck, 92, of La Porte, Indiana formerly of Venice, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Gloria was born on August 17, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan, the loving daughter of Herman G. and Jennie (Pollaschek) Behr.

On May 22, 1944, Gloria married David H. Rieck who preceded her in death on June 30, 1991. Gloria leaves loving memories to be cherished by her daughters, Judie (Jim) Dermody of La Porte, Pamela (Wayne Mills) Johnson of Winter Haven, Florida; a son, Richard (Karen) Rieck of Mundelein, Illinois; grandchildren, Jay (Danielle) Johnson, Jeff (Margaret) Johnson, Shawn (Maor) Starr Ben-Shitrit, Deena (Marc) Traina, Matt (Katy) Dermody, Todd (Brooke) Dermody, Sarah Dermody, Kelsey Rieck, David Rieck, & Kevin Rieck; and eight great grandchildren. 

Gloria was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved reading, drawing, painting, ceramics and was a natural decorator. Gloria loved irises, violets, orchids and could grow vegetable gardens anywhere! She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and a devout Christian.  Throughout her lifetime, she traveled to many countries. Gloria was a volunteer for Stephens Ministries, and a facilitator for Marriage Encounter.  She loved walking the beach in Florida and collecting shark’s teeth and shells.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

Cremation has taken place.  Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel in La Porte is in charge of arrangements.

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