September 9, 2021
Olga Marie Reinke, 94, of Davenport, died Aug. 23, at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. Olga was born Nov.11, 1926 near Byron, to John and Katherina (Meinke) Kniep.
Olga lived most of her growing up years near Byron. She was baptized, confirmed and married in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, rural Byron. During the depression, the Kniep family moved to California twice, so she attended first grade in California. The rest of her eighth grade education was in Lone Star District No. 75 School.
Olga was her sickly mother’s helper until her marriage to Werner Walther
Reinke on Aug. 17,...