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Marie I. Riegel, 87

Nov 13, 2016

Fairmont Services for Marie I. Riegel, age 87, of Fairmont, were held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore. Burial followed the service in the Riverview Cemetery in Elmore.

Marie was born on July 13, 1929, in Wilbert, the daughter of William and Clara Schultze. She was united in marriage to Ralph J. Riegel. Together the couple made their home on a farm near Guckeen, where they were blessed with five children.

Marie enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching, and tending to her garden, especially her flowers and looked forward to sitting down to read a good book. She enjoyed playing Tetras, Farkle and progressive rummy. We all looked forward to her amazing baking at Christmas. Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore where she was a part of Ladies Aid and also participated with the quilter’s group.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Nancy (Bruce) Schneider, Ralph (LeAnn) Riegel, Julie Riegel, William Riegel, and Robert Riegel; grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Cox, Heidi Riegel, Kyle Riegel, Reece Riegel, and Donna Swan; great-granddaughter, Halle Cox; sisters-in-law, Melva (Art) Schultze, Alice (Wilbert) Schultze, and Mary (Alvin) Schultze; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her brothers and sisters.

The family requests memorials be given in Marie’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 203 E. North St., Elmore, MN 56027.