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Richard Henry Riedemann

February 5, 1930 - February 15, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Richard Henry Riedemann

Richard Henry Riedemann

Born: February 5, 1930
Died: February 15, 2018
Age: 88

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     Richard Henry Riedemann was born at home on the family farm east of Primghar, IA, to Ernest and Mayme (Horstmann) Riedemann on February 5, 1930. He attended rural schools and graduated in 1948 from Primghar High School. He was called into military service in the fall of 1951. He received his basic training at Ft.Knox, KY and then sent to Kitzingen, Germany and served in the 1st Engineers Battalion with the Big Red One Division. While there he attended school to learn shorthand, enabling him to be a court reporter for Court Martials. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 1953.

     Richard married Leora J. Schoning on August 29, 1954. They were blessed with four daughters: Karla, Karen, Susan and Barbara. He worked at various jobs, retiring from Eaton Corporation in 1993. He enjoyed visits with his children and grandchildren taking them on camping trips to various states. Later he and Leora traveled extensively throughout the U.S. They went on overseas tours that took them to the British Isles, Battle of the Bulge and Around the World Tour (Russia, Germany, Israel, China). Rich thoroughly enjoyed fishing, especially in Canada, Minnesota and South Dakota. Richard was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

     He passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Barbara; brothers: Vernon, Gaylord and Elwood and their wives.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leora of Spencer, IA; his three daughters: Karla Freeberg of Mankato, MN, Karen Feddersen (Delmar) of Ashburn, VA and Susan Hammen (Patrick) of Waukee, IA; six grandchildren: Jill and Michele Lyons, Tyler and Jessica Feddersen and Nicholas and Natalie Hammen; one great grandson, Eric Rucker; his twin sister, Delores Richter of Hartley, IA; many nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

Funeral Services will be 11:00A.M., Tuesday, February 20, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.

There will be a flag presentation conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159, St. Luke Lutheran Home, Spencer Hospital Hospice, S.A.A.C. or a charity of your choice.
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Richard Richter
Tyler Feddersen
Nicholas Hammen
Eric Rucker
Stan Jongma
David Riedemann
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M., Monday, at the Warner Funeral Home.
Organist - Elina Ozolins

Congregational Hymns
"Lead On, O King Eternal"
"Beautiful Savior"

Special Tape Music
"One Day At A Time"
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa
1:00 P.M., Tuesday


Monday, February 19, 2018 at 5:24 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Carl & Julie Lyons”
- Julie Lyons
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Will remember Rich's smile and his laugh.

God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered, “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone,
For you took our hearts along with you as your own.
- Janet and Grover Samuels and Ella Schoining
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:27 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a good man, father, and husband. I have many fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Peggy(Schoning) Jacobs
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 12:07 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! Sending thoughts and prayers for You and your family! ”
- Marjie Harnack-Nading
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 12:07 PM
“Leora and family, I'm sure it was not unexpected, but there seems there is no "good" time to say "Good Bye". We're grateful for his long life, and the fact he is no longer battling the challenges of older age. May you all find comfort in the good memories you have created together.”
- Tom and Judy Hart
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:33 PM
“Leora ~ Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Know that you will remain in our prayers. ”
- Carol Albers & Marcia Steffen
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:42 PM
“Riedemann family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your families. ”
- Jim and Barb Meyerdirk
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 12:23 PM
“Leora, so sorry to hear of Richards passing, sending prayers your way.”
- Ron Essick
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“Leora and family my thoughts and prayers be with you. Always enjoyed visiting with Richard. May he now be an Angel and watch over you and the family. Praying for comfort and peace.”
- Chavon Struve
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:42 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My thoughts and prayers with you all . ”
- Mark Pearson
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 4:13 PM
“We are sorry for your loss. Doug and Dorothy Brons”
- Dorothy Brons
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of your dad when Susan and I were in school together, and I would spend time at the farm. Heaven gained a good one. ”
- Mike and Julie Tjebben
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