Obituaries

Sabrina A. Reibsamen

Sabrina A. Reibsamen, 26, of Kanawha, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 near Kanawha.

A memorial service for Sabrina will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 139 3rd Street SE, in Britt with Reverend Dennis Miller officiating.  Burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery near Britt.  Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt is assisting the family with services.

Gathering of family and friends will be held one hour before the memorial service at the church on Saturday.

Sabrina, daughter of Pamela (Kunkel) Reibsamen of Wesley, Iowa and Timothy Reibsamen of Algona, Iowa was born on November 16, 1985 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa.  She grew up in Britt and attended school at West Hancock until the age of 14, when her family moved to Wesley, Iowa.  In her high school years, she went to school at C-W-L High School, worked at K-Mart, and delivered the Des Moines Register.  After graduation, she worked at Winnebago until she received a job at Krysilis.  This inspired her to get her C.N.A. license while working for Westview Care Center of Britt, taking the course through Iowa Lakes Community College.  Sabrina loved working with the elderly and went on to work at various nursing homes in the area.  Currently, she was employed at the Belmond Rehabilitation Center.

Along with working, Sabrina loved to listen to music, drawing, singing, laughing, swimming, dolphins, camping, fishing, bon fires, and hanging out with friends and family.  She also enjoyed babysitting and having fun with children.

She loved her family very much.  Her biggest achievement in her short life was becoming the most amazing and loving person to all.  Her face lit up every time she saw her 2-month-old niece’s face, Isabell Fish.  They used to coo and talk to each other and play.  She always played her music off her phone and sang to her.  Her heart was made of gold.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents Pamela Reibsamen and Tim Reibsamen; sisters Darcy Minard of Algona, and Courtney Reibsamen and her fiancé Scott Fish and her niece Isabell Fish, all of Corwith.  Grandparents include Doris and Roger Reibsamen of Titonka, Godmother and grandmother Margaret Kunkel of Kanawha and Great-Grandmother Lila Paulson of Mason City; Godfather Dave Reibsamen and wife Susan Reibsamen of Mason City.  Also, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Sabrina was preceded in death by her grandparents Omer Kunkel, Judy Reibsamen, great-grandmother Lucille Reibsamen, and great-grandfather Don Paulson; two aunts Judy Murphy and Cindy Kunkel; uncle Jess Christy; great-grandparents Bernard and Caroline Kunkel and several other friends and family.

Sabrina had a dream to one day drive to the ocean and swim with the dolphins, and also to have children.  She is an amazing person who will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

Everyone is welcome to the Reibsamen residence in Wesley following the services.

Visitation

Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – Britt
139 Third Street South East, Britt, Iowa 50423
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Service

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 10:30 am
Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
139 3rd Street South East, Britt, Iowa 50423
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