Published: Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Matie Johanna (Storman) Reinke was born May 5, 1915 at Hartford, S.D., to Herman and Minnie (Plucker) Storman. At the age of 6 she moved to Lennox, S.D., to live with her grandmother, where she was raised and educated.
On May, 6, 1933, Matie married William Stanley Reinke at Sioux Falls, S.D. They farmed with his parents for a time before taking over the farming operation at Worthing, S.D. They sold the farm in 1948 and moved to Hill City, S.D., in 1949. They purchased the old Wheaton Tin Mine and lived there for a time. Stan operated a Studebaker garage in Custer, S.D., and later worked for the South Dakota State Game and Fish while Matie raised their family. For a few years, they also owned and operated Hill City Café in Hill City, S.D.
In 1964, they moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where Stan worked for the State Game and Fish Department. Matie was a cook at a fraternity house at Colorado State University and was “Mom” to many college boys. She also worked for a time for Water Pik Co. as an assembly worker and supervisor. They both retired at the age of 65.
In 1977, they moved back to Hill City, where together they managed Murphy Mobile Home Park. Stan died in March 1982 at Custer. Matie then moved to Chancellor, S.D., for seven years and then to Williston, N.D., in 1992 to be near her daughter.
Matie was a soft-hearted German lady who was very determined and also generous with what she had. She was happiest when she was doing things for others or cleaning her home. In her younger years, she enjoyed sewing.
Matie, a resident of the Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the home. She was 97.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley; five brothers, Albert, Herman, Harold, Reiner and Carl; and sisters, Alice and Helen.
Matie is survived by her son, Dennis (Sharon) Reinke of Arlington, Va.; daughter, Sharon (Bill) Paschke of Williston; granddaughter, Karla Pashke (Jay) of Murray, Iowa., and their children: Hunter, Hannah and Ally; and grandson, Rod (Julie) Paschke of Jordan, Mont.
Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place in the family plot at the Hill City Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may share memories and condolences with the family online at www.fulkersons.com.
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