Charlotte Kay Rieck of Caro, age 71, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at United Hospice Residence in Marlette, following a courageous battle with ALS. Charlotte was born December 22, 1945 in Cass City, the daughter of the late Howard and Clara (Froede) Berry. She graduated from Kingston High School with the Class of 1964 and was united in marriage the following year with her high school sweetheart, Dennis Rieck, on September 18, 1965. Charlotte’s working years were spent helping her husband run the family business, Rieck’s Auto Parts in Kingston, but her true calling was raising and caring for her family. She was a member of the Ellington Nazarene Church in Caro and spent countless hours tending to her flower garden and cooking for her family. Charlotte’s world revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she enjoyed spending time with them at the family cottage in Caseville.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 51 years, Dennis Rieck of Caro; three daughters and their spouses, Michelle and Bryan Campbell of Kingston, Kimberly and Bill Fox of Caro, Sherri and Chad Bennett of Caro; seven grandchildren, Kayla and Frank Smith of Gagetown, Trischa Campbell of Kingston, Trent Fox (Sarah Petiprin) of Mayville, Taylor Fox (John Szarapski) of Caro, Chad Bennett (Nicole Quick), Tyler Bennett (Ciara Ashbreck), and Austin Bennett, all of Caro; two special great-grandchildren, Kayden and Addisyn Campbell; three sisters, Donna (Larry) Smith of Caro, Carolyn Berry of Caro, and JoAnn (Edward) Kreh of Breckenridge; sisters-in-law, Deb (Larry) Barrons of Deford, Sandy Rieck of Caro; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betsy; sister, Norma Jaster; brother-in-law, Roger Rieck; mother- and father-in-law, Clinton and Maxine Rieck.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Ellington Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Richard Barriger, Jon Terry and Erik Kreh officiating. Private family burial will follow at a later time at the Kingston Cemetery with her grandsons acting as pallbearers. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Ellington Church of the Nazarene or Marlette Hospice Residence. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.