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Isebella Reif, Salem

Isebella Reif, 93, Salem, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Golden Living Center, Salem. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Frid...

Isebella Reif, 93, Salem, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Golden Living Center, Salem.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem, with rosaries at 3 and 7:15 p.m. followed by a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.

She was born on June 23, 1915, near Salem to Arvid and Adeline (Schoebrel) Sandstrom.

She was raised in the Salem area and attended country school in McCook County.

On Sept. 26, 1933, she married Ernest Reif at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem.

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They farmed in the Salem area and she worked as a seamstress and cook.

Her husband died in 1998.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Altar Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Salem Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three sons: John and wife Mary, Armour; Jerome and wife Julianna; and Robert and wife Darlene, all of Salem; a daughter, Judy Rechtenbaugh and husband Herb, Hartford; 24 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, two sisters: Hazel Kerkhove and Opal Stockwell, both of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two grandchildren, her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

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