Rick Kriewall, 49
Blue Earth — Rick Kriewall, age 49, of Blue Earth, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 2, 2011, at United Hospital, in Blue Earth.
Funeral Services were held on June 6, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Blue Earth, assisted the family with the arrangements.
The family requests expressions of sympathy should take the form of memorial donations to the Rick Kriewall memorial fund, in care of Mary Kriewall.
Rick was born Sept. 10, 1961, in Blue Earth, to Roger and Mary (Rippel) Kriewall. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. Rick graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1980 where he established an outstanding record in wrestling. Wrestling was his life. He attended the University of Minnesota until knee surgery ended his wrestling career. He graduated from Mankato State University with two degrees: one in management and one in marketing. Rick worked in the business world with several well established companies. He resided in Mankato until the illness and death of his father when he moved to the Bass Lake area.
Rick’s passion in life has always been wrestling, starting in the fourth grade with AAU and competing in several national tournaments.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Roger “Coon” Kriewall.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Kriewall, of Winnebago; brothers, Todd (Ann) Kriewall, of Albert Lea, and their children, Kyle, Karli and Kohl; sister, Sherry (Kurt) Abel, of Blue Earth, and their children, David (Nicollet), Danielle (Travis) Olson, and Derek Abel; sister, Gina (John) Teems-Abbott, of Grand Rapids, and their daughter, Marisa Teems. Also surviving are two grandnieces, Hallie Abel and Reese Olson.
Rick was dearly loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him. We love you, Rick.