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Donald "Wrenchy" R. Riensche

February 20, 1936 ~ July 24, 2018 (age 82)

Donald R. “Wrenchy” Riensche, 82, Beatrice, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Beatrice Community Hospital. He was born February 20, 1936, on the family farm near Filley, NE.  Don worked for Lentz Motors presently Carriage Motors in Beatrice for 57 years as an automatic Transmission Specialist. He married Connie (Root) Leseberg on July 14, 1990.  Don was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice, and the Antique Tractor Club. Don enjoyed going to Jam sessions at the senior center, and morning coffee club. He loved to weld, tinker, invent things, restoring tractors and made 2 from scratch, and especially his family.

Survivors include his wife, Connie of Beatrice; children Alan Riensche and wife Janet of Blue Springs, NE, Vicki Sorensen and husband Tom of Crete; step-children, Angel Cookus and husband Jimmy of Wymore, Chad Leseberg and wife Carrie of Beatrice; step son-in-law, David Lytle of Wymore; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Geneva Cramer of Beatrice; Darlene Schuerman and husband Wayne of Lincoln, NE, Kathleen Voter and husband Ron of Washington, KS; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Emma (Zimmerman) Riensche; first wife, Eleanor Powell; step-daughter, Cheri Lytle; step-grandson, Jake Cookus, and Justin Ankersen.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Pastor Leah Lawson officiating. A family prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Friday in the church chapel. Burial will be in the Blue Springs Cemetery in Blue Springs, NE.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Harman-Wright Mortuary with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening. www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge.

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