Naomi Donna Riebe went to be with the Lord, passing away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.
She was born May 29, 1935, in Wood Lake, the second daughter of Max and Martha (Kahl) Henke; and was baptized and confirmed in her faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wood Lake.
Upon graduating valedictorian from high school, Naomi attended Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She then worked as an RN for several years, before going on to school for anesthesia.
Naomi worked as a CRNA for more than 40 years at St. Mary’s, Buffalo Hospital, Ridgedale Surgery Center, and finally West Health.
Naomi was united in marriage to Ronald Riebe Aug. 7, 1959. Their union was blessed with one daughter.
Naomi loved spending time with her family; crocheting, reading, traveling with Mary, and cheering on her beloved Vikings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; parents Max and Martha Henke; a sister, Gloria; and brother-in-law, Donald Rebers.
Naomi is survived by her daughter, Mary; nephews Daniel (Sue) Rebers, Robert (Lynn) Rebers, and Randal (Sue) Rebers; nieces and nephews DeeDee Rebers, Bonnie (Kenneth) Weege, Linda Rolf, Ron (Linda) Wendt, Gaylen Hempel, Rick (DeAnna) Hempel, Joyce Hempel, Connie Beaulieu, and Kevin (Connie) Loken; as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews, great, great nieces and great, great nephews, as well as great, great, great nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. There was visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the services. Interment was in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.