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Richard Rieger
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Richard L. Rieger, age 84 of Hiawatha, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 29, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Richard was born May 28, 1939 in Falls City, NE, son of Lothair and Frances (Wagner) Rieger. Richard and Mary Kay (Shubert) Rieger were married June 12, 1959 in Hiawatha recently celebrating 64 years together.

Richard was a farmer and Stockman. He farmed with his Father and Brother until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha.

He was preceded in death by his Father Lothair, Mother, Frances and brother Delmar Rieger.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his two children:, son Russell of Dallas, TX; daughter Lori and husband Tom of Commack, NY; three grandchildren: Michele Andrews of Shady Side, MD; Kristen Kritikos (Pete) of Bayside, NY; and, Thomas Andrews of Commack, NY; brothers, Alvin (Carol) of Hiawatha and Stanley (Cathy) of Thomasville, GA and sister Carolyn of Topeka as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Richard- life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends, August 1st from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown County Ag Museum or the Brown County Humane Society sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.

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