James “Jim” E. Rieck

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James "Jim" E.


  1. Sally Waraczynski June 30, 2022 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Jim was a long-time friend and fellow volunteer at the Wehr Nature Center and more recently a fellow resident at Clement Manor. My last conversation with Jim was on Father’s Day as he sat on his porch with daughter Katie.
    He will be missed.

    • Lynn Carlson July 17, 2022 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Thank you, Sally. The deep friendships he built at Wehr and Clement Manor meant the world to him. We’ll be sure to carry his love of nature forward. Best, Lynn, Katie, and Family

  2. Sharon (Shari) Burns July 2, 2022 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Sincere condolences on Jim’s passing.

    • Lynn Carlson July 17, 2022 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thank you, Sharon. We truly appreciate it. Hard to let go… but we know his love lives on. Lynn, Katie, and Family.

  3. Phyllis Birkholz July 3, 2022 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Jim and my Dad, Eugene Birkhoilz, were Wheel & Chippers at Wehr and also ate together twice a week at Old Country Buffet, after my Mom died. I knew Jim pretty well, also. I was a Wehr volunteer until just recently. I did miss seeing him Lately. Always a smile on his face!.

    • Lynn Carlson July 17, 2022 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Thank you, Phyllis. He treasured your friendships; he shared such great Wheel and Chipper and OCB stories! Best, Lynn, Katie and Family.

  4. mary Gease July 9, 2022 at 11:05 am - Reply

    when the members of the current phenology group heard of Jim’s passing, we remembered his “rock on the house” & bad puns and his way of making new members feel at home.

    • Lynn Carlson July 17, 2022 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Thank you, Mary. His Wehr Family meant so much to him. Dad’s puns and corny jokes were the best! We will carry that tradition forward in his honor with love for certain. Best, Lynn, Katie, and Family.

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