Ricky Riedel, 58, of Battle Lake

Published 11:03am Friday, March 7, 2014


Ricky Riedel, 58, of Battle Lake, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, by Battle Lake.

Ricky Stuart Riedel was born on Dec. 30, 1955, in Bertha, the son of Randall and Betty (Liewerenz) Riedel. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie and graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1974.

After his graduation he entered the U.S. Marine Corp serving four years, with two tours on the USS Kitty Hawk.

Rick and Susan Wiese were married on June 29, 1984, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. After their marriage they lived in Wadena until 1988, when they moved to a home by Silver Lake in rural Battle Lake and in 1993, they moved into their present home in Battle Lake.

On April 19, 1979, Rick started employment with the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Wadena, first as a vacation driver then in 1987, he began his own route with the Fergus Falls UPS location.

Rick enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, spending time on the island at his farm, walking to the other end of the world, and enjoyed teaching the youngsters about the land.

He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the NRA and the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; one brother, Randy (Peggy) Riedel of Hewitt; two sisters, Linda (Gary) Hachfeld of North Mankato and Karen (Dick) Sibert of Deer Creek; a sister-in-law, Laurie (Bob) Braley of Wadena; mother and father-in-law, Walter and Hazel Wiese of Verndale; four brothers-in-law, Wally (Kathy) Wiese of Verndale, Bruce (Carol) Wiese of Nisswa, Mark (Cathy) Wiese and Walter (Cindy) Wiese, both of Verndale; two sisters-in-law, Karen Treangen of Hewitt and Leona (Neal) Bowman of Bertha; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Randall and Betty Riedel; and by one brother, Scott Riedel.

Visitation: Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Parkers Prairie

Clergy: Rev. Jonathan Sorum

Military Honors: Minnesota National Guard

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Battle Lake

Condolences: www.GlendeNilson.com


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