FLANAGAN - Doris M. Rients, 88, of Flanagan, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday (May 28, 2019) at Good Samaritan Home, Pontiac.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, and one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be in St. Petri Lutheran Cemetery, Flanagan. Memorials may be made to St. Petri Lutheran Church, the Good Samaritan Home or OSF Hospice.
Doris was born Dec. 13, 1930, on a farm near Benson, the daughter of Julius B. and Marie deFresse Folkerts. She married Gerald M. Rients on June 3, 1951, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minonk. He preceded her in death in 2014.
Surviving are two sons, Steven (Kathy) Rients, Pontiac, and Howard (Martha) Rients, Towanda; four grandchildren, Jodi (Rob) Winchester, Pontiac; Kari (Kyle) Mackinson, Minonk; Grace and Emma Rients, both of Towanda; and three great-grandsons, Levi and Luke Mackinson and Jackson Winchester.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lee Rients; her parents; and her brother, Julius Folkerts.
Doris was a homemaker most of her life and an equal partner on the farm. She was a member of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, and the Esther Circle. She was a loving wife, mom, sister, grandma and great-grandma who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
The family would like to extend thanks to the Good Samaritan Home staff, OSF Hospice, her church family, neighbors and friends for all the kindness and care. Doris enjoyed the many hours of Scrabble, phone calls, visits and outings.