Mary Lou Thomas, 80, of Dyersville passed away peacefully Monday, June 15, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Visitation was held from 4 — 7 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued Saturday, June 20, from 8:30 – 9:30 at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.

Mary Lou was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Dyersville, the daughter of LaVerne and Bernice (Kramer) Lansing. She married David Reittinger and had five children together but later divorced. She married Bill Thomas in 1978, and he preceded her in death in 2013. Mary Lou worked as a CNA for Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville for forty years.

She enjoyed playing the accordion, golfing, crocheting and going to the casino.

Survivors include her children: Dan (Lori) Reittinger, Mike Reittinger, both of Dyersville, Mark (Tracy) Reittinger of Verona, Wis., and Jay (friend Molly Lammers) Reittinger, of Dyersville, a son-in-law, Bob Tegeler, of Dyersville; the father of her children, Dave Reittinger, of Dyersville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Don (Becky) Lansing, Betty (Jim) Boeckenstedt, both of Dyersville and Carol (George) Davis, of Farley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Thomas; one daughter, Sandy Tegeler and siblings; Richard and Darlene Lansing in infancy.

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