In Memory of

Leora Joann Riedemann

February 28, 1936 - December 17, 2020
From: Emmetsburg, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Leora Joann Riedemann

Leora Joann Riedemann

Born: February 28, 1936
Died: December 17, 2020
Age: 84

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

Memorials may be sent to: Sue Hammen
                                        9614 NW Beaver Dr.
                                        Johnston, IA 50131

Leora Joann Riedemann, the daughter of Louis William and Ora Irene (Miller) Schoning, was born February 28, 1936, in Rural Fostoria, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in rural Clay and Dickinson counties where she received her early education until moving to Spencer, where she graduated from Spencer High School in 1954.
Leora married Richard Henry Riedemann on August 29, 1954, in Primghar, IA.  They were blessed with four daughters: Karla, Karen, Susan and Barbara. After their marriage, they lived in Spencer from 1954–1964, then moved to a farm by Moneta where they lived for 38 years. She did office work for the Clay County Superintendent, Spencer Foods and Spencer Hospital where she worked for 19 years until her retirement in 1998.  They moved back to Spencer in 2002.     
Leora was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.  She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, puzzles, Dominoes, swimming, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.  Rich and she took many tours throughout the states, plus three overseas to the British Isles, Battle of the Bulge, and Around the World Tour which included Russia, Germany, Switzerland, and China.
She passed away at the Emmetsburg Care Center on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the age of 84.  Leora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard in 2018; infant daughter, Barbara; sisters: Charlene Riedemann and Doris Coffman; and three brothers: Raymond, Marion “Mart” Schoning, and Dennis Schoning.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Karla Freeberg of Mankato, MN, Karen (Delmar) Feddersen of Asburn, VA and Susan Hammen and significant other, Mike Pierotti of Johnston, IA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; her siblings:  Lorraine  Barkhoff of Cassville, MO, Lawrence “Bud” (Myrleas) Schoning of Boaz, Alabama, sister-in-law, Ella Schoning of Missouri;  other relatives and friends.

Public Graveside Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 21, 2020 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Delmar Feddersen
Nicholas Hammen
Mike Pierotti
Eric Rucker
Tyler Feddersen
Rodney Coffman
Public visitation will be held from 2 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa


Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11:45 AM
“I worked with Leora at Spencer Hospital for many years. She was a sweet lady, always willing to help others. I really enjoyed her sense of humor! Prayers for her family.”
- Cheri Henely
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Leora. We can only imagine the reunion her, Richard, mom & dad are having. Thoughts & prayers to everyone.”
- Steve & Sue Riedemann
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“Dear Reidemann girls. You have my sincere sympathy of the passing of your Mom. I always enjoyed visiting with your folks and have alot of fond memories of your folks. VFW#3159 was an important part of both your folks and my parents. Your Mom was a sweet heart. May you hold your memories close. Sincerely,Coreen (Camp) Boernsen ”
- Coreen Boernsen
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 4:38 PM
“Aunt Leora was always willing to listen to your problems, talk you through the issues and offer a reasonable solution so that you felt better than before. She kept a smile on her face and provided fun and games at so many family gatherings. She was full of love and spunk! She will be missed.”
- Carol and Bob Adcock
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM
“My heart breaks for you with the loss of your Mom. She will be missed by many. I will always remember the fun things she planned for us kids for holidays and vacations. Arnold’s Park, silver dollar city, swimming. And of course the way she would wave her hand for us kids to get out of her recliner. She was a special lady. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Peggy Jacobs
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM
“Karla, Karen, and Susan, I am sending my sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a sweetie. I enjoyed her as an employee at the hospital as well as her friendship ever since. Covid stopped the monthly lunch times our group enjoyed and I missed those. She was always interested in life and new things. She will be missed.”
- Sherri Steffen
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:01 PM
“We enjoyed keeping in touch with Aunt Leora through cards and phone calls. We have many fond memories of her and Uncle Richard. Karla, Karen, & Susan, and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. David & Liz Riedemann”
- David & Liz Riedemann
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:53 PM
“To the family of Leora Riedemann...neighbors across the street send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Lenora...may Jesus wrap His loving arms around you giving Strength, Comfort and Peace that only He can give...what Joy it gives knowing she is reunited with Richard and celebrating with him again...God be with you always....✝️ Judy and Clayton Henrichsen”
- Judy Henrichsen
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:41 PM
“Leora and my mom met when they both worked in the business office at the hospital, a friendship that stayed strong even after they each retired. I know Mom, for one, will welcome Leora with great joy in heaven! My sympathy to you, her precious family at this tender time. ”
- Marcia Steffen ~ Daughter of Carol Albers (co-worker)
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:40 PM
“We got to know Bob and Leora when to came to Bethany. We enjoyed getting to know them both. Wonderful people.”
- Bob and Lois Becker
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:14 AM
“Sorry to hear about Leora's passing. She was a kind and special lady. Prayers to Susan and the rest of Leora's family from the Everly Class of 1985.”
- Tracey Grigg-schuver
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:03 AM
“Condolences to Leora's family she was a co-worker at Spencer Hospital and I enjoyed working with her. ”
- Pat Holdorf
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:45 AM
“I worked with Leora and she was a good soul! Prayers for her family!”
- Jo Runkle
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