Mrs. Lois M. Rieger

Mrs. Lois M. Rieger

Mrs. Lois M. Rieger

Mrs. Lois M. Rieger
April 25, 1939 – February 15, 2021

Lois was born on April 25, 1939, the youngest of three children. She was preceded by her older sister, Carol, who passed at 10 from rheumatic fever, and her older brother. She raised three terrific kids, Carole, named after her sister; Nick, Jr., named after her husband, and Suzanne, named because it’s a beautiful name.

She met Nick at a bowling alley, with a group of lifelong friends. She thought he was the most handsome man she ever met. They dated, fell in love, and married on October 5, 1963, with Carole as the flower girl. Nick followed a year later. Six years after that, Susie graced the family, making it complete.

They bought an old house in Norwood Park, where they all lived in a kind of Mayberry environment. Everyone knew everyone’s name and the kids played outside, not coming until they were called in for bed. Together, they raised three great people who are surrounded by lots of love.

Lois had many interests. She was an amazing artist, although she was hesitant about her work and left much of it unexplored. She loved to travel, and enjoyed touring the country by camper in a great family vacation going out west and seeing sites she had always wanted to see. She continued her travel journeys years later, going to see the sites in Italy, Greece, Ireland (where she managed to play just a few rounds of golf), and other locations we can’t entirely recall just now.

She loved to play golf and even though she said she played for fun, she secretly or not so secretly was very competitive, loving to let you know her score for the day and how well she played, or not – as the case may be. She worked at the golf shop for many years, enjoying providing customer service and was thrilled when she was asked to play with the members.

Her best job, though, was at James River, where she ran the sample department. She loved to provide good customer service. It made her feel fulfilled and pleased with herself when she went the extra mile making customers happy.

Wherever she went, she never left without more friends than we could keep track of. She was someone who was just instantly loved. Everyone was her best friend.

She had four grandchildren, Tori, Alaina, Nick, and Mikey, and loved each of them. She was always thrilled to spend time with her kids and grandkids.

One of her many pleasures was to go out for a meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. She had a special love of lobster and shrimp, and loved to find the best place to go for a lobster roll. She found two places here in Naples, and we always knew that’s what we would order when we went to those places. And always with a nice glass, or two-ish, of wine.

She loved her husband, Nick, and was so incredibly thankful for him these last few years. He was her knight in shining armor. She never wanted for anything. He was always there, by her side, taking care of her and loving her. He was by her side until the end.

If we had to boil Lois’s life down to one sentence, we would say this: She was full of life and incredibly loved.

A Celebration of Life and Faith
Lois Rieger
April 24th, 2021 at 11:00 am
St. Johns Episcopal Church
500 Park Shore Drive
Naples, FL 34103
RSVP to Nick Jr 847-542-8910


Becky Jarrell

February 20, 2021, 12:37 am

I’m so saddened to hear that my friend, Lois, has passed from us in the earthy realm into the arms of our loving Lord. Her faith was strong and sure as were her friendships and her love for her family! She will be sorely missed by the many whose lives she touched in powerful ways! She was incredibly brave throughout all the years of her health struggles ……. yet always worried more about Nick…..her reason to live!
Such a beautiful and loving couple!
My heart is with Nick and their extended family!

Bill & Chris Sterms

February 20, 2021, 7:03 pm

Deepest sympathy
The Sterms family is saddened by Lois passing, she was a dear friend of ours and will be missed Enormously….
Love and sorrow to her family.

Bill & Chris Sterms

Robin Sutter

February 20, 2021, 7:20 pm

We are so very sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. We will always remember her as smiling, laughing, and enjoying life!
John and Robin
Palmetto Dunes Circle

Karen Sterms

February 20, 2021, 8:37 pm

Momma/ Lolo
Will forever be in my prayers until we meet again My sincere sympathy to Nick Sr and her family.

Love & Prayers, Karen & Gerry

Kathy McDonnell

February 21, 2021, 6:39 pm

Billy and I were so sorry to hear about Lois. She certainly was so full of life and liked/loved by so many of her friends here in GlenEagle. We loved her laugh and Lois was always fun to be around and will definitely be missed. Condolences to her husband Nick and her family.


February 21, 2021, 8:37 pm

We,are sadden,by this lost.Lois,would lite up a room.Love,people !She had stories that would bring laughter,always.
Talked about her kids,grandkids,always with a smile.
Her,Nick,was her love,he was the best,as far as taking care of her.
Look down,at us “Little Lois,we know,you,are at peace.

Sincerely,Mary,Ole Passaglia

Marlene Pontari

February 21, 2021, 9:33 pm

A good friend for many years. Sincere


February 21, 2021, 10:00 pm




David I Anderson

February 21, 2021, 10:26 pm

Knowing and loving Lois for over 50 years has been a blessing. We will surely miss her smiling face and quick wit. Her strength of character was demonstrated by the way she fought severe physical challenges for many years. Despite what had to be immense pain, she still managed to keep going, making the most out of this life while preparing for the better world she is now enjoying.

We offer our sincere condolences to Nick and his family during this time of sorrow.


Karen R Anderson

February 21, 2021, 10:29 pm

Oh, Lois, what a trooper you were! Life dealt you a few life-threatening health issues. Your strong belief in our Heavenly Father always provided the strength you needed to get through each crisis. You were always sure He wasn’t ready for you yet, and you were always right.

If I had to pick one thing I remember most about you, my dear, it would be the “twinkle in your eye”. Even when we visited with you last month, more than once in our conversation, you found delight in the small things, all the while in unending pain.

As for your faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, you never doubted; you never wavered, in all the years I have known you. He’s carried you through so many difficult times and now He has carried you to your Heavenly Home.

And to the family I would say that I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you all find peace and solace in knowing that your wife/mom no longer suffers. She is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Love and Prayers to all of you.

Karen Anderson

Carol Karas

February 21, 2021, 10:54 pm

I will miss my dear friend. We didn’t know each other well in Chicago but got to know each other well in Fla. We went on a day couple of cruises with girl friends to the Islands and had a great time. She got along with my friends and fit right in. We also went on a cruise to Greece and Italy
Lois always enjoyed herself no matter where we were. It was hard to keep up with her sometimes. I called her the energizer bunny. Her Illness slowed her down and that bothered her She pushed herself so much to try and do things. She went through so much but never complained
I’ll will miss talking to my friend each week. She told me she would have a drink with George and all our friends in heaven. Give them all a hug for me Lolo
Love you always. Dixie

Gigi Barbara

February 21, 2021, 11:06 pm

This obituary brought me to tears and smiles! Spot on! Lois I will miss your infectious smile every time you would see me every phone call we shared. Girlfriend, I love you so much and I will miss you horribly! Gigi

Donna Kolesinski

February 22, 2021, 1:28 pm

Lois was a lovely, beautiful person and Hank will miss arguing with her…..I will always remember how she, during attending a play with her and others, followed me into the lobby to console after I was informed my sister had passed away….We will miss your ever-present smile Lois!………
Donna & Hank

CQ Querrey

February 22, 2021, 2:19 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Lois” passing. While we moved to Arizona 10 years ago we enjoyed “catching up” with her when we would come back to Glen Eagle for a visit. She was a delight at the pro shop and I always enjoyed kidding with her and sharing “Chicago stories”. At Christmas I would come to the pro shop with a list of names for gifts, give it to Lois, and go to the bar. In an hour or so, she would have my shopping done far better than I could have. Kathy And I want to send our deepest sympathy. CQ and Kathy Querrey

Margie McGlynn

February 23, 2021, 4:17 pm

Margie McGlynn

I am so saddened to have lost a very dear friend. Lois was a real trooper never giving up on the many health challenges she faced. Her faith in the Lord gave her strength and a tremendous outlook on life. She enjoyed and loved her family so much and it was always fun to hear her brag about all of them. Lois and I shared many great times together from playing golf, our crazy cruise throughout the Great Lakes, luncheons and just hanging out. Whenever Lois would walk into a room her charming personality and gleaming smile filled the room with happiness
She is at peace now.
She will certainly be missed by all.
My deepest love and prayers to Nick and Family.
Margie McGlynn

Mary Ellen Bonelli

February 24, 2021, 1:25 pm

I feel blessed to have met Lois 5 years ago as a neighbor and a friend. She always made me laugh and had such a strong grip on her faith and the life after and was prepared for her journey ahead.
I also feel lucky to have had a couple lobsters rolls with her and will miss her stories and loving kindness. You will never leave us dear Lolo, we will continue to celebrate you.
Our prayers to dear Nick and family
Tom & Mary Ellen Bonelli

Dorothy Ray Dernavich

February 24, 2021, 8:20 pm

Lois will be missed not only by us, but many, many others who knew her. Her smile, joy for life, love of people and so may other attributes will always be remembered by all of us that were fortunate to consider Lois our friend. Our prayers go out to Nick and the extended Rieger Family. We will all find happiness when we remember and talk about our wonderful experiences with Lois.
Dotty Ray and John Dernavich

Sophie Pontikis

February 24, 2021, 11:52 pm

Dear Nick and family,
Lois was surrounded with so much love and care.
Her faith carried her thru many challenges. Lois’s spirit was always alive to enjoy life, her family and friends.
She was special and gave “her all”.
Resting now in the arms of her maker, saying thanks to Nick, kids and everyone that crossed her path.
Sincere Sympathy,
Sophie Kalopeses Pontikis

Mike Krischke

February 25, 2021, 11:15 am

Lois was always to cool mom. Growing up in Norwood Park and being at their house often, I was always made to feel welcome and comfortable. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family on the loss of a wonderful lady.

Lisa Rieger

February 28, 2021, 8:42 pm

God blessed me with the best mother-in-law I could ever ask for. Lois was my mother and my friend. She loved me like her own daughter and often told me so. I will cherish the times we spent together and the memories we made. From the sunsets on the beach to our favorite bottle of Buehler chardonnay we discovered in a French restaurant. Her strength and endurance were so admired and she was so dearly loved. Lois always saw the positive side of every situation and I will so miss talking with her.
Always my Mother.
Forever my Angel.

Sylvia Sanchez

March 3, 2021, 2:58 pm

Although I never met “Lolo” as you (Suzanne) called her at times her, I felt I knew her through your stories. She is at peace now with our Lord. Many prayers to you, Mikey and the rest of your family.
Love and hugs, Sylvia

Robbin Baker

March 3, 2021, 3:11 pm

My condolences to the family. I heard so many lovely stories about your mom and although I never met her from the stories I could tell she was a beautiful person.

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