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Jerilyn Ruth Mary "Jeri" (Norland) Reit


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Jerilyn Ruth Mary "Jeri" (Norland) Reit Obituary
Jerilyn "Jeri" Ruth Mary (Norland) Reit

Jerilyn "Jeri" Ruth Mary (Norland) Reit, 68, passed away February 28, 2017, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by her loving family.

Jerilyn Ruth Mary Norland, daughter of Gerald and Virginia (Duus) Norland, was born December 25, 1948, in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated high school in Emmetsburg, IA, and college at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. She taught German and English for 2 years in Indianola, IA.

Jerilyn was united in marriage with John Arthur Reit on August 18, 1973, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Depew, IA. She worked as a substitute teacher in Harrisburg for several years, and then worked for Target Card Services since 1995.

In her spare time, Jerilyn enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Ariana. She also kept very busy, both in and out of church, with her precious friends in her women's circle.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son, A.J. (Laurie) Reit; granddaughter, Ariana Reit; mother, Virginia Norland; sisters, Teresa (David) Goddard, Barbara (Charles) Corr, Patricia (Greg) Wolf, Cynthia Norland, and Lorelei (Sean) Patterson; brothers, Jeffrey (Annette) Norland, Michael (Betsy) Norland; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Jeff) Reit, Darla (Steve) Enger; brother-in-law, Carroll Reit; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Jerilyn was preceded in death by her husband, John Reit; father, Gerald Norland; father-in-law, Herman Reit; and mother-in-law, Alice Reit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Harrisburg United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held 10:30am Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, March 3, 2017 from 1:00-7:00pm with family present from 5:00-7:00pm to greet friends at the Harrisburg Funeral Chapel.www.harrisburgchapel.com
Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 2, 2017
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