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Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

OBITUARY

Linda Gayle Riecken

July 6, 1941September 7, 2019
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Linda Gayle Riecken, 78, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born on July 6, 1941 in Evansville, Indiana to the late James and Alta (Varner) Krietzer.

She graduated from Central High School, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. Linda enjoyed playing golf and being outside, working in her yard. She was a member of American Legion Kapperman Post 44. Linda was an excellent cook and especially enjoyed entertaining and preparing meals for the holidays.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; and brother, Connie Krietzer.

She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Henry (Cherie Wood) of Evansville; son, Shane Henry (Georgette) of Newburgh; grandchildren, James Henry, Mary Jane Henry and Hayden Wood; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Rainer Roberts; brother, Jerry Krietzer; sisters, Merry Whetsel and Vicki Smith, all of Evansville; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Katie.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Art Christmas. Friends may visit 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Talon Trust of Evansville, P.O. Box 6144, Evansville, Indiana 47719 or thetalontrust.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Shannon Henry (Cherie Wood), Daughter
  • Shane Henry (Georgette), Son
  • James Henry, Grandchild
  • Mary Jane henry, Grandchild
  • Hayden Wood, Grandchild
  • Hunter Roberts, Great-Grandchild
  • Rainer Roberts, Great-Grandchild
  • Jerry Krietzer, Brother
  • Mary Whetsel, Sister
  • Vicki Smith, Sister
  • Linda is also survived by nieces, nephews, and her beloved dog, Katie.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Services Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Becky Busing

September 13, 2019

Such a beautiful person inside and out. I worked with Linda back in the early 80’s at Scuffletown Restaurant in Newburgh. We became good friends and would hangout after work sometimes. Remember going to a party she had at her home one afternoon. The gang from Scuffeltown attended.Linda was a classy lady and always took care of her customers with a smile. It has been many years since I have seen her but when I seen her obituary pic I knew it was her before reading. She hasn’t changed in all these years. Looks wonderful and would know that smile anywhere. RIP friend .
See you again, Becky

Danna Clark

September 11, 2019

What a beautiful, classy lady she was! With a smile that would brighten the room. Steve and I always enjoyed visiting with her when she and Carl would come to take their houseboat "Droopy Drawers" out for the day. Those were truly the days. My heart and prayers are with you Shannon. You know how much we loved her.❤🙏

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Biography

Linda Gayle Riecken, 78, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born on July 6, 1941 in Evansville, Indiana to the late James and Alta (Varner) Krietzer.

She graduated from Central High School, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. Linda enjoyed playing golf and being outside, working in her yard. She was a member of American Legion Kapperman Post 44. Linda was an excellent cook and especially enjoyed entertaining and preparing meals for the holidays.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; and brother, Connie Krietzer.

She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Henry (Cherie Wood) of Evansville; son, Shane Henry (Georgette) of Newburgh; grandchildren, James Henry, Mary Jane Henry and Hayden Wood; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Rainer Roberts; brother, Jerry Krietzer; sisters, Merry Whetsel and Vicki Smith, all of Evansville; nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Katie.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Art Christmas. Friends may visit 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Talon Trust of Evansville, P.O. Box 6144, Evansville, Indiana 47719 or thetalontrust.org.