Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Obituary for parishioner, John Riedel

Sarah and John Riedel
John C. Riedel, Jr. was born to the late John Clifton "Cliff" Riedel, Sr. and late Martha Rudd Riedel on July 28, 1945 in Lebanon, KY. He was raised in Springfield, KY with his sisters Alice (Joe) Cecil, Ella (Rick) Peters and Harriet (Greg) Clark. 

He married the love of his life, Sarah Spalding Riedel on August 26, 1967 at St. Rose in Springfield, KY. They raised their three children, Chris Riedel, Anne-Marie (Michael) Hogan and Michael (Elizabeth) Riedel in Bullitt County. He served in Army Reserves. He is a retired ordnance mechanic from Naval Ordnance and BAE. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending hours on the lake waiting for the prefect catch with his cousin Joe Rudd and friend Brad Newton. His grandchildren, Alec and Austin Ferguson, Benjamin and Jonathan Riedel, Mike, Lauren and Nicholas Hogan will all remember days of fishing with their Papaw and listening to his stories. He entered heaven with his loving family by his side on Nov 1, 2016. He leaves the stories of his life with his family and friends to share. 

Visitation will be held at Schoppenhorst, Underwood, & Brooks Funeral Home, 4895 North Preston Highway, Shepherdsville, KY on Friday, November 4th from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. The funeral mass will be on Saturday, November 5th at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier in Mt. Washington, KY with burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Fredericktown, KY. 

Donations in memory can be sent to the charity of your choice.

Please pray for John's eternal rest and joy in the Kingdom, and peace and comfort for his family and friends.