July 8, 2013


Donald Duane Reiling, 80, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn. Father Lynn Bruch will be the celebrant, and burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn with a rosary at 4:30 and vigil prayer service at 7:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Hospice.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.lampefuneralhome.com.

Don was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up in Auburn and Carroll. On May 20, 1952, he married Donna Mae Rowe at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda, and they celebrated 61 years together. To this union seven sons were born. They lived in the Reiling home place where he farmed and started Reiling Trucking. After many years he bought The Office Lounge in Auburn and then moved to Auburn.

Don served on the Auburn City Council and also on the board of directors for Breda Telephone Company for many years. He was a school bus driver for Carroll and was an honorary member of the Carroll Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge, and the Lions Club in Auburn.

Don dearly loved his family, he enjoyed socializing with his friends, garbage can feeds, playing cards, golf, baseball, slow pitch softball and at times would umpire games. He loved to ride his motorcycle and loved his convertible cars.

Don is survived by his wife, Donna of Auburn; five sons Dale (Joan) of Carroll, Daryl (Susie) of Carroll, Delmar (Janna) of Lake View, Dean of Carroll, and Doug (Dee) of Madrid; daughter-in-law Deb Reiling of Carroll; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Frank (Grace) Reiling of Council Bluffs; and a sister Iva Maye (Morris) Clark of Rockville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Catherine Reiling; son Duane Reiling and an infant son Joseph; birth parents, Walter Meyers and Dorothy Lee; and brother Gerald "Ralph" Meyers.