Doris Mae Riecks
Doris Mae Riecks
  • October 20, 1923 - December 5, 2017
  • Chatham, Illinois

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Doris Mae Riecks, 94, of Springfield, passed away on December 5, 2017 at Heritage Health Hospice. She was born on October 20, 1923 in Springfield to John L. and Frances Jaskolski Taylor. Doris married Fred L. Riecks Sr., in San Diego, California, in June of 1942 and he preceded her in death in May of 1985.

Mrs. Riecks is survived by her children: Ron Riecks of Fort Myers, FL., and Roxanne (Kenny) Vennell of Chatham, three grandchildren: Amy (Ried) Carlson of Lenexa, KS., and Ryan and Scott Vennell both of Nashville, TN., one great-granddaughter Remi Mae Carlson, two sister-in-laws and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her son, Fred L. Riecks, Jr. in October of 2015.

Doris graduated from Lanphier High School and Springfield College in Illinois. She retired from Horace Mann as the Manager of the Word Processing Unit in October of 1994 after twenty nine years of service. Doris was a Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Lakers fan and she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she volunteered in the office for many years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday December 14, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 West Washington Street, with burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Wednesday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street and also from 9:00am until the time of service Thursday at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at