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Ashley Rieck

Ashley J. Rieck, age 18, of Willmar, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, September 26.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ashley Jacquelyn Rieck was born to Robert and Cozanne (Cain) Rieck on May 29, 1997, in Willmar. She attended school in Willmar and New London-Spicer. She received her Associate of Arts Degree from Ridgewater College on May 15, 2015, before receiving her high school diploma at Willmar Senior High School on May 31, 2015.  Ashley was accepted into the Registered Nursing Program at Ridgewater College, starting next spring and was currently attending Ridgewater College with her sister, Alexa. Ashley was a hard working girl and was very determined in everything she did.  She was employed at Ruffs as a server and at Rice Care Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Ashley loved the residents and had a caring heart. She went out of her way to make their lives better. On one occasion, she went out and bought supplies for the residents to make fruit pizza for Easter. She also purchased clothes for a resident who was in need. Ashley previously worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken, where her mother is the manager.  Ashley loved her family and extended family very much. She had a very close relationship with her sisters. Ashley loved her pets, especially her new puppy Coty that she brought home without her parents knowing.  She also had a passion for dance, volleyball, and track and field. Ashley was dedicated to the Lord at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar.

She is survived by her parents: Robert and Cozanne Rieck; four sisters: Alexa, Kendra,  Kristen and Katelyn Rieck all of Willmar; grandparents: William and Jacquelyn Cain of Willmar, Ronald Rieck of Aberdeen, SD, Eileen Kenny of Aberdeen, SD, Bob Tople of Friedrick, SD, and Doris Bradtke of Aberdeen, SD;  great-grandparents: Billie and Donna Mae (Flann) Scott of Lake Lillian;  aunts: Angela (Cain) Deitschman and Mike, Jessica Cain and special friend Jesse Atkinson  , Amber and special friend Paul Nelson, Amy Tracheaen and Daniel; uncles: Dustin Kimball and special friend  Jennifer  Leadens , Justin Rieck and Karen,  Christopher Rieck; cousins: Natasha Deitschman and special friend Aaron Bartels,  Brandon Deitschman, Tori Deitschman , Jasmine Cain, Kailey Cain, Keziah Cain, Jayshawn Cain-Corley , Eli Cain, Cayden Deitschman, Quintin Bartels, Tyler Rieck, Trevor Rieck, Loralei Rieck, Cordelia Rieck, Matthew Rieck, Taylor Plainbull, Dayton Kimball, Sawyer Kimball, Austin Kimball,  Aiden Rieck, and Sebastian Rieck; along with other extended family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her uncle: Ronald Rieck Jr.

Ashley will be missed by her family and friends, and co-workers.


SEP 30. 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


OCT 1. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



OCT 1. 02:00 PM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Ashley had such a beautiful, kind and loving heart. It was a blessing to work with her. Her bright personality touched us all. She is greatly missed by all of her family at Rice Care . Praying that the Rieck family will feel peace and comfort through it all, knowing that she is dancing with Jesus now :)

Steph Pederson - September 29, 2015 at 04:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Kemp family purchased the Healing Tears - Blue and White for the family of Ashley J. Rieck.

The Kemp family - September 29, 2015 at 05:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am thinking of the whole family at this difficult time and many prayers for you also!! Good bless!! Shawn Fernholz

shawn fernholz - September 29, 2015 at 09:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Rebecca Jones lit a candle in memory of Ashley J. Rieck

Rebecca Jones - September 30, 2015 at 02:47 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Love's Embrace Roses - Purple was purchased for the family of Ashley J. Rieck.

September 30, 2015 at 03:31 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Lea Taylor lit a candle in memory of Ashley J. Rieck

Lea Taylor - October 01, 2015 at 12:02 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Family...I am so terribly sorry for your loss. There are no words... Just know I'm sending love.

Melissa Olson - October 01, 2015 at 07:21 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our most sincere and heartfelt love, prayers, and sympathy to all of Ashley's family. The Taylor FamilyArt, Lea, Nick, & Natalie

Lea Taylor - October 01, 2015 at 12:17 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of Ashley's family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May sweet memories of your wonderful daughter help to ease your grief and give you comfort.Charlie and Becky Jones

Rebecca Jones - September 30, 2015 at 02:46 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand ... For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you." Isaiah 41:10. To the Riecks family, may the Lord wrap his arms around you,comfort and strengths'-you in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy! From Guadalupe and Victoria Navarro

Victoria Navarro - September 28, 2015 at 09:51 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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