It is with great sadness that the family of Rogene "Ro" Ann Reidinger, 84, of Rhinelander, announces that she has passed away. She is now in the loving hands of our Lord. She passed away with her husband, daughter and a son by her side.
She was born in Eau Claire, to the late John and Lillian Grill, on May 17, 1936. She attended First Ward School, graduated from Regis High School and Eau Claire Technical College. She was very proud to be the youngest organist at St. Olaf's Catholic Church in Eau Claire.
She married Robert Reidinger on Jan. 30, 1959 in Eau Claire, they moved to Madison, and then finally to Rhinelander, where they have resided for the last 52 years.
Ro had been employed with Presto Industries in Eau Claire, then married and began raising her six children. She taught them to love life, how to be respectful, loyal and be the best you can be. She loved her God, prayed for everyone and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church where she worked with the CCD program for many years. Her world centered around taking care of her children and her husband.
She loved to read, do puzzles and plant flowers. She also crocheted and knitted and sewed many of her own clothes and clothes for her daughter. Ro also loved to go fishing and hunting. She was a wonderful cook and baker and she made sure we ate meals as a family. As her children grew older, she returned to work. Ro was employed at Montgomery Ward, Trig's Bakery, Langdon Jewelers, House of Gifts and Impressions. She loved working with people and collecting Llardo!
She is survived by the love her life Robert "Bob" and five sons and one daughter: Robert (Kathy) Reidinger of Stevens Point, Joseph (Sharon) Reidinger of Rhinelander, James (Karen) Reidinger of Custer, Richard (Sarah) Reidinger of Rhinelander, Maria (Henry) Walters of Wausau, and Christopher (Amanda) Reidinger of Marathon City; her grandchildren: Bobbi (Joe), Melissa (Justin), Tiffany (Kevin), Joseph (Katie), Meghan (Elijah), Robert (Brittany), Alexis and Payton; stepgrandchildren: Jody (Eben) and Natasha; great-grandchildren: Isaac, Brianna and Baby Walters on the way; step-great-grandchildren, Vianna, Bella and Alayna. Also surviving is a sister, Jacqueline McFaul of Chippewa Falls. Ro is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Grill, and her father, John Grill.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.
We would like to thank the staff from Ascension at Home Hospice for their loving care and kindness at this difficult time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave a photo or an online condolence at www.hildebrandruss.com
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