September 19, 2014

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Lawrence A. Rieves Print E-mail

March 18, 1931-Jan. 14, 2014

Lawrence A. “Larry” Rieves was welcomed into heaven on Jan. 14, 2014 after a courageous four-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Larry was born on March 18, 1931 in Spring Lake to Gilbert and Eva (Waid) Rieves. Larry grew up on the family farm and graduated from Wautoma High School in 1948. He married Mary Lewis in Berlin on Nov. 7, 1953, and moved to Milwaukee and together raised their three children.

Larry was the devoted father of Cathy (Art) Nerding, Dave (Pam), and Dan (Wendy) Rieves; grandfather of Kristina (Gabe) Nardi, Angela, R.J. (Amy), Adam (fiancé Rachel), Lauren and Tori Rieves; great-grandfather of Dexter and Eve Nardi; brother of Norman (Phyllis) Rieves; brother-in-law of Dick (Dolly), Joe, and Larry (Cathi) Lewis and Ginny (Ed) Greenberg; uncle of Brian (Karin) Rieves and Sharon (Greg) Schaefer.  Larry was also loved by neighbors, relatives and friends, including Don and Lila Wenzel, Don and Barbara Schultz, Ray and Joyce Krueger, Tony and Jeanne Barbera, John and Romelle Worth, Leonard Schrock, Garnet Decker, and Wayne Schiel.

Larry enjoyed baseball, bowling, dancing, deer hunting, and sheepshead with family and friends. Larry was an excellent cook and enjoyed hosting deer hunters and sheepshead cookouts. He worked at Cutler Hammer Co. in Milwaukee until he began his 27 year career as a U.S. Postal letter carrier on Milwaukee’s northwest side.  He retired in 1993 and moved to Redgranite, where he enjoyed long walks and dining at local restaurants.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Norman, and dear friends Don and Barbara Schultz, Tony Barberra, Leonald Schrock, and Garnet Decker.

Funeral services for Lawrence “Larry” Rieves were held Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Ruminski Funeral Home in Redgranite. The Rev. Richard Bartholomew officiated. Burial was in the Pine River Cemetery, Town of Leon.

Friends called from Noon Sunday until the time of Services at the Ruminski Funeral Home. Memorials for the Alzheimer’s Association will be appreciated.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Ruth, Amber, Andrea, Audrey, Barb, Bethany, Bobbie, Caroline, Donna, Heather, Jessica, Jodie, Melissa, Nicole, Pat, Dr. Modrzynski, and all the caregivers at Patriot Place, Berlin Memorial Hospital, and Omro Care Center.


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