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Dorothy Regina Reinke

May 21, 1916 - June 19, 2012

Dorothy Regina Reinke, 96, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born on May 21, 1916, in Russellville, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Hilkemeyer Bruning. She was married on October 12, 1943, in Jefferson City to Frank Frederick "Franz" Reinke who preceded her in death in May,1994. A graduate of Russellville High School, Mrs. Reinke attended two years of business college after which she served as a secretary with the Missouri State Legislature and the Missouri Department of Revenue for many years. She was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and its Women's Association; St. Mary's Health Center Auxiliary; and volunteered with the American Red Cross and as an election poll worker. She is survived by three children, David (Alice) Reinke, Camdenton, Mo.; Mary Kay (Jack) Dawson, Jefferson City; and Jane Reinke-Smith, Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Mike Reinke, Tim Reinke, Chris Reinke, Jim Dawson, and Carrie Roellig; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Roellig; and one sister, Marie Campbell, Lohman, Mo. She was preceded in death by an infant son, David Franz Reinke; an infant great-granddaughter, Eleanor Reinke; one sister, Catherine Schulte; and two brothers, Sylvester Bruning and Bernard Bruning. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating.Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society 2413 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109; American Glaucoma Society, P.O. Box 193940, San Francisco, CA 94119; American Heart Association, 1915 Country Ridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 2305 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.

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