Norma Jean Reining, age 70, of Tabor, South Dakota, died November 25, 2017 in her home surrounded by loved ones after her courageous battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, South Dakota with Reverend Steven Jones officiating. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Tabor. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Tammie Kortan, Bruce Kortan, Jack Kortan, Gary Kortan, Robert Sternhagen, Deb Sternhagen, and Jon Sternhagen. Honorary Pallbearers are her grandchildren Gena and Caden Bowers, Eliza Caba, Bowan and Myla Schramm, and Ashley and Alex Hatch.
Norma Jean was born July 25, 1947 on a farm outside of Utica, SD to John and Violet (Pechous) Machacek. She attended Peterka School and graduated from Tabor High School in 1965. Norma married Eugene Caba, April 23, 1966 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and had two children. Norma married Larry Reining August 22, 1975 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and had one child. She worked at various cafés and Gurney's Nursery until the early 80's were Norma became a home maker and was able to stay home and take care of her children.
Norma was a member of St. Wenceslaus Alter and Rosary Society and Catholic Workman. She enjoyed bowling and playing darts. She loved crafting, quilting, and camping/traveling but her true love and passion was her children and grandchildren. Norma was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan!
Norma is survived by her husband, Larry Reining of Tabor; one son Tim (Shawna) Caba, Yankton, SD; two daughters: Lynn (Mike) Bowers of Renner, SD and Jenifer (Chad) Schramm of Beresford, SD; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Gail (Emanuel) Kortan and Ilene Sternhagen both of Tabor, SD and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Caba, a grandchild, Colt Lee Schramm, her parents John and Violet Machacek, parent-in-law, George and Mabel Reining, and Emil and Clara Caba and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
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My deepest sympathy. May God be with you at this difficult time. May Norma Rest In Peace.
Fern Sternhagen Meyer
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Sending love and light for healing to Larry, Lynn, Tim, Jenifer and your families and to Ilene and Gail and their families... I am so happy I got to know Norma during my employment at the Ohiya Casino & Resort in 2013-14. She was so much fun to visit with and loved her laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Blessings, Amy Petrik
My deepest sympathy to the family
In loving memory of Aunt Norma. She was my favorite of all the aunties and Iâ€™ll miss her. My thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and their wonderful children. I just wish we could have had one more beer together. Sending hugs to all of you, D
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and family.
Rich and Diane Mangelsen
Sending love and prayers for the family. Norma was my aunt and had great times when I would come to visit for family reunions. You will be truly missed.
Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always.
With sincere sympathy,
Carol (Syrovatka) Houg
To the family of Norma Reining. Sorry for your loss. Prayers.
Memories of love and friendship are treasure to carry with you always. With sincere sympathy,
Carol (Syrovatka) Houg
Mother-in-law just told us of Norma's passing. We had a nice visit with Norma at the Machacek reunion a few years ago in Yankton. Dennis has good memories while attending Peterka school and visiting the family on the farm. Our deepest sympathies to Larry and families.
Dennis & Judy Machacek
My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Find strength and comfort from God. At 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 it describes God as "the God of all comfort who comfort us in all our trials". This promise assures the family that by turning to God you can receive help during this difficult time. The bible also promises that soon death will be no more Revelation 21:3, 4 and the hope of a resurrection John 5:28, 29.
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