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Mary T. Reinke, 79

Mar 9, 2015

Albert Lea Mary Theresa Reinke, age 79, of Albert Lea, formerly of rural Blue Earth, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester. Funeral services were on Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore, the Rev. Joel Lintner officiated. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elmore.

Mary was born May 27, 1935, at Easton, the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Pettit) Martin. She graduated from Winnebago High School in 1952 and was united in marriage to Wilfred Reinke on June 6, 1953 in Blue Earth. Mary was a homemaker and helped Wilfred on the family farm for many years. In her later years she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading- especially good romance novels. Mary’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Edward) Kolstad of Blue Earth; grandchildren, Jeni (Amanda) Kolstad, of Mankato, David Kolstad, of Mankato and Eric Kolstad, of Faribault; three great-grandchildren, Siva Kolstad, Leif Hudson and Jasmine Kolstad; sister, Bonnie Rose; brothers, Alvin, Elmo, Cecil, Nick, Edward and Bill Martin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilfred in 2001; brother, Francis Martin; sister, Helen Freeman and step-brother, Mark Blowers.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com