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A. Louise Rainey Obituary

A. Louise Rainey, 89, of Lake City and formerly of St. Charles, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at Madonna Meadows Assisted Living in Rochester.  
    Louise was born Oct. 5, 1930 in Nevada, Iowa to Joseph and Augusta (Sedacek) Jezek. She and Calvin Rainey were married March 5, 1950.  They later moved to St. Charles where they raised their family and Louise worked in financial operations for Home Produce, Lewiston Co-op Association, and North Star Foods.  She and Calvin moved to Lake City in 1989.  In Lake City, Louise was a member of the United Methodist Church and served as chairman of the funeral lunch committee and enjoyed singing in the choir.  She was an avid Iowa high school girls’ basketball fan, having  played basketball in high school.  Louise was strong willed, feisty, and independent. She was proud of her family and took great enjoyment visiting with her great-grandchildren, talking with them about their interests, and watching them grow up.
    Survivors include two sons, Owen (Pat) Rainey of Utica and Darrel (Cheryl) Rainey of Rochester; grandchildren, Heather (Bo) Nessler, Jes (Ryan) Vatland, Michael (Sheila) Terrill, Jess (Aaron) Mealy, Michael (Kelly) Rainey and Adam (Terra) Rainey;  great-granddaughters, Dempsey and Finnley Nessler, Rylan Vatland, Emilia Terrill, Lily Kae Mealy and Ella Rainey; great-grandsons, Trevin Rainey, Sawyer Vatland, Desmond Terrill, Mason Mealy, Kalen Rainey and Braxton Rainey.  Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin in 2000; a son, Alan in 2007; an infant son; and six sisters.  
    Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles with Pastor Jeff Olson presiding.  Please share a memory of Louise at her online guestbook www.hofffuneral.com.  Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.

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