Erika Rinderknecht went home to be with her Lord and Savior November 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in 1938 in Southern Germany and had five siblings to whom she was very close.

Erika married her late husband, Hans in 1961 and moved to the United States shortly thereafter. They were blessed with a daughter, Patty and son, Thomas. In 1970 the family moved to Oregon where they purchased a small farm and Hans built a house.

Erika loved her family and flowers and the Lord, Jesus Christ. She was a strong woman of faith.

Her daughter and grandsons came to live with her after her husband's passing and took care of her in recent years as she fought an eight-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

She is survived by daughter, Patty; son, Thomas; daughter-in-law, Roberta; grandsons, Justin, Matthew, and Joshua; and grand-daughter, Sarah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hans. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service celebrating Erika's life and memory will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 OR-62, Eagle Point, Ore. A private family burial will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary & Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Trail Christian Fellowship.

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