Doris Reinking, 85

Doris Lohse Reinking, age 85, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, Ohio. Doris was born August 03, 1928 in Archbold, Ohio to the late Alva Dennis and Bertha Mary (Rueger) Johnson. She married Robert “Jake” Lohse on November 11, 1946 and he precedes her in death. Following Jake’s death, she married Luther Reinking on March 21, 1987 and he survives. She was a homemaker, great cook, and caregiver to her first husband and son Michael. Doris was also employed at Sauder Village, Archbold in the cafeteria.

She was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio and was a regular attender at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Stryker, Ohio. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and a Sunday School Teacher at Emmaus Lutheran Church. Doris was known as one of the “Johnson girls” of the Archbold and German Township area. She was the youngest of eight siblings and known as a very kind lady and was loved by many for her contagious smile.

Survivors: Husband, Luther Reinking, Wauseon, Ohio. Son, David (Tani) Lohse, Toledo, Ohio. Step-children, Paula (Bill) Cathcart, Bev (Jim) Lingvai, Mark Reinking, Kathy (Jerry) Koppenhoffer, Dean (Diane) Reinking, Natalie (Mark) Weinhardt. 15 Grandchildren. 8 Great-grandchildren. In-laws, John and Nellie Lohse, Betty and Merle Griffin. Several nieces and nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Robert “Jake” Lohse , son, Michael Lohse, and all of her siblings.

Memorial service 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 07, 2013 in Emmaus Lutheran Church, 841 N. Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, Ohio 43567. Pastor Charles Althoff officiating.

Fellowship luncheon will follow the memorial service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Lutheran Church or Huntington’s Disease Society, Toledo Chapter.

Special thanks to her caring niece, Shirley Rittichier, her compassionate caregivers at Fairlawn Haven and Pastor Dale Kern and Pastor Charles Althoff.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio. (419) 335.6031.

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