Tabea M. Rein, 88, Gering

Tabea M. Rein 88 of Gering, passed away Thursday morning, November 01, 2012 at Northfield Residency Health Care Center in Scottsbluff.
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastors Tim and Paul Hebbert officiating. Interment will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, November 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be given to Gering Zion Church or WNCC Foundation. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Tabea was born August 6, 1924, at Eaton, Colorado to George and Marie (Lorenz) Siegfried. In December 1928, the family moved to Minatare, Nebraska and then to Gering in February of 1935. She started her schooling at Fairview 50 and later attended Gering Public Schools. Tabea was confirmed in April 1939 at Scottsbluff Zion Evangelical Church. She married Jake Rein on January 16, 1944 at the Gering Zion Church. They farmed in the Gering Valley until they retired and moved to a home in Gering in 1990. Tabea was always at her husband's side to help wherever she could and continued to be a part of the farming operations until her death. As a member of the Gering Zion Church, Tabea volunteered as a teacher and pianist for Sunday School, served as an officer of the Women's Guild, and participated in the choir. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening, farming, reading and learning and jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include her son Donald (Pamela) Rein; daughter Paulette (Michael) Yarnall; five step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; sister-in-law Mollie Siegfried.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 2009; brothers Reinhold and Ruben.

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