Wilbur will be deeply missed by his wife of 70 years, Leela Rieke, and their children Lelene Rieke, Bernie Rieke, Jr., Diana Gardner, Carissa Crain, Johnny Rieke, and Wayne Rieke. He also leaves behind twenty-one grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Phyllis Thiele of Modesto, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Born in Glendale, Ca., Wilbur was a firefighter in Fresno County and, later, for the Angwin Volunteer Fire Department.
Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Remembrances may be sent to any of the following: Camp Wawona (8110 Forest Dr, Wawona, CA 95389), Fresno Adventist Academy (5397 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93727), Golden Gate Academy (3800 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619-4619) and Pacific Union College (1 Angwin Ave, Angwin, CA 94508).