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Alno Ida Rickert, 97, of Brownton

Alno Rickert, 97, of Brownton, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Norma Witte was the organist. Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were Burt Bauer, Dorran Rickert, Lowell Rickheim, Harlan Rickheim, Steven Twite and Dennis Bussler.
Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brownton.
Alno Ida Rickert was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Fernando, the daughter of Herman and Minnie (Gehrke) Rickheim. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando. She was educated in a country school in Round Grove Township.
On Sept. 26, 1940, she was united in marriage to Orlin Rickert by the Rev. Bents at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando. Following their marriage, the couple made their home south of Brownton in Penn Township, where they farmed and were blessed with one son, Shannon. Mrs. Rickert farmed alongside her husband until they retired in October 1983. The couple then resided in the city of Brownton. Mr. Rickert died on Nov. 27, 1985, and Mrs. Rickert continued to live in their home until June 2011, when she moved to the Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton and has resided there since.
She was active in their church, Immanuel Lutheran in Brownton. Her hobbies included gardening, quilting, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Clea Rickert of Worthington; grandchildren, Michele Heino, Deborah Rickert and David (Sharlene) Rickert; great-grandchildren, Emily, Nathan and Nicholas Heino and Cole and Sage Rickert; great-great-grandchild, Sterling Stenquist, son of Emily; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Minnie Rickheim; husband, Orlin Rickert; brothers, Marvin Rickheim, Martin Rickheim and Hillard Rickheim; sister, Hilda Bauer; and great-grandchild, Jack S. Heino.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.