George Louis Riebel, 86, rural Iola, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home.
George was born Oct. 21, 1927, at Westphalia, the son of Joseph and Flora (Decker) Riebel. He grew up in Westphalia and served in the U.S. Army.
On July 15, 1947, George married Theresa Rosenia Weber at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Humboldt, a double ceremony with George’s brother Raymond and Theresa’s sister Pauline. They made their home south of Iola where they celebrated 61 years of marriage before Theresa preceded him in death July 27, 2008.
George worked at Monarch Cement Company and then Humboldt Brick and Tile, as well as doing carpentry work. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola.
Survivors are his nine children: Roy Riebel and wife Colleen, Ron Riebel and wife Cheryl, David Riebel, Wayne Riebel and wife Cindy, LaVon Foster and husband DeWayne, Randal Riebel and wife Carrie, Marlene Anderson and husband Kenton, Marla Lawrence and husband Doug, and Lisa Francis and husband Bob; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Berniece Trowbridge, Flora May, Anthony Riebel, Edward Riebel and Earl Riebel.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Dorothy Yokum, Mary Batsen, Cecilia McCullough, Helen Fetters, Raymond Riebel, Leonard Riebel and Bernard Riebel.
Parish rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola. Visitation will follow rosary in St. John’s Parish Hall.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Gas.
Memorials to St. John’s Catholic Church may be left with the Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. To sign the guestbook online go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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