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Mildred Emma Burdiek Reinecke

Seneca, Kansas

04/02/1927 - 11/02/2020


Mildred Emma Reinecke, 93, of Seneca died on Monday, November 2, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Seneca.

She was born on April 2, 1927, on a farm east of Seneca, to John F. and Clara Tanking Burdiek. She attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School in Seneca and helped on the family farm.

On April 8, 1947, she married Louis A. Reinecke at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca; the couple celebrated 72 years of marriage. The couple lived and farmed north of Baileyville until1957, when the family moved to the Reinecke family homestead southeast of Baileyville. Lou and Mildred ran a dairy herd until 1991, where they raised hogs, cattle. In 1991, Lou and Mildred retired and built a new home in Seneca.

She was a lifelong farmer and gardener, who enjoyed driving around and looking at the crops. She enjoyed playing cards, casino trips and visiting at the coffee shop during her retirement. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; where she was a weekend collection counter and a participated in weekly adoration. She was past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lou on February 5, 2020; three children, Marilyn, Joseph and John; and two brothers, Gerald Burdiek on October 26, 2009 and Walter Burdiek on July 5, 2010.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Clara) Reinecke of Baileyville, Linus (Cheryl) Reinecke of Axtell and Galen (Sharon) Reinecke of Seneca; and sisters, Alice Kramer, Irene Kramer, and Marcina Haverkamp, all of Seneca; ten grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mildred will lie in state at Lauer Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 for public viewing and to sign the book; the family will not be present that day.

A Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 AM on Thursday at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She will be buried next to her husband in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Baileyville. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK REQUESTED.

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  1. Jim & Vivian(Gudenkauf) Martin on November 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that God will give you comfort during your time of sorrow.

    • Marjorie Gentry on November 3, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Love and prayers 🙏 ❤ all the family. She was such a sweet lady and I will miss her so much. May you R.I.P dear lady. .

  2. Rose Wilhelm on November 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Sorry for your loss of your mother. Sending hugs and prays to all.

    • Michele Bloom on November 3, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  3. Susan Steinlage on November 4, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Sending our prayers and thoughts your way. Millie was a great person and aunt. I always enjoyed playing cards with her and Lou when they were at mom’s house and I was in town! I also remember the times that Millie, Lou and Galen would take care of me during the summer storms when I was scared at home on the farm! Hold on to those wonderful memories you all have.

    Tom & Susan Steinlage

  4. Jeanette Burdiek. on November 5, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Deepest sympathies from the Lynn Burdiek family. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Lynn and Jeanette Burdiek

  5. Jon Stallbaumer on November 6, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    My condolences to the family. Many wonderful memories of Lou and Mildred spending Saturday night playing cards with my parents.

  6. Mary and Dan Sanders on November 7, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Millie’s passing. We always enjoyed visiting with your parents at family gatherings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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