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Sharon Reinking

April 17, 1943 — May 5, 2017

Spirit Lake, Iowa ~ Sharon Reinking, 74, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Ireton, Iowa and Hawarden, Iowa passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church rural Ireton, Iowa with Rev. David Daumer officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Visitation with the family will be in the church hall one hour prior to the memorial service. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to

Sharon Faye Brunk was born April 17, 1943 in Adrian, Minnesota the daughter of Robert and Pearl DeWitt Brunk. She was baptized June 27, 1943 at St John’s Lutheran Church in Rushmore, Minnesota and confirmed on April 14, 1957 at St John’s Lutheran in Ireton, Iowa.

Sharon spent her early years in Minnesota where later her family moved to Maurice, Iowa. She graduated from Maurice-Orange City High School. After graduation, she married Arlan Reinking on June 2, 1961 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Parsonage in Ireton. They resided in Sioux City, Iowa for one year before moving back to Ireton. She worked for various employers including the Ireton Vet Clinic, Otis Coilcraft Radio, Hope Haven, The Super Stop, Sioux Empire College and West Sioux Community Schools where she was the Head Cook. After the death of her husband, she moved to Hawarden, Iowa and later to Cherokee, Iowa to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Sharon was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton and later attended church at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden.

Sharon loved spending time with her sisters, friends and grandchildren. She treasured visits from her great granddaughters. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, painting, ceramics, watching sports, babysitting the grand-dogs, and bingo. She made many beautiful and unique items for family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Arlan Reinking, a son Randy Reinking, her parents, a brother Bob Brunk and a brother-in-law Larry Wielenga.

Survivors include her children: Rick Reinking and wife Sherri of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Tiffany Gannon of Remsen, Iowa; four grandchildren, Andrew Reinking and wife Jessica, Jerod Reinking, Katie and Rylee Gannon, and two great grandchildren, Ali and Leah Reinking. Also left to cherish her memory are three sisters, Karen Engeltjes and husband Bill of Archer, Iowa, Barb Siege and husband Larry of Maurice, Iowa, and MaryAnn Wielenga of Sioux Center, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Thelma Brunk of Newbury Park, California.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Sharon's name to Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice.


9:30 AM ,Wednesday, May 10, 2017
St. John's Lutheran Church
4755 Fir Avenue Ireton, Iowa 51027

Memorial Service

10:30 AM ,Wednesday, May 10, 2017
St. John's Lutheran Church
4755 Fir Avenue Ireton, Iowa 51027
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