1/1/2017 – Verlaine Riek
Verlaine Riek, of Evanston, Illinois, entered the Church Triumphant on Sunday, January 1, 2017. As a daughter of a Lutheran pastor and person of deep faith, Verlaine was passionate about the strong proclamation of God's love for all God's children in the Church and supporting the formation of pastors. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Evanston, a congregation that has called a pastor who is a member of the Proclaim community. In lieu of flowers, the family desires that people who wish to donate in Verlaine's memory would do so to Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Thank you for all the prayers and love poured out during this time of our grieving.
Julie Grafe, daughter, on behalf of the family
If you wish to make a gift to ELM in memory of Verlaine, please add “Memory of Verlaine Riek” in the note section when you give. You may also mail a check to ELM; PO Box 14317; Chicago, IL 60614-8503. Please note Verlaine’s name in the memo line on your check. We will share the names of those making a gift with the Riek family.