Edward H. Riekena
Edward H. Riekena
  • August 4, 1918 - September 27, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

Share This Obituary

Edward H. Riekena, 99, of Peoria, IIllinois, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Kountry View in Hanna City, Illinois. He was born on August 4, 1918 in Peoria to Everett C. and Gepkea “Happy” C. (Kruse) Riekena. He married Emma Meta Krus on June 27, 1942 in Bartonville. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2017 in Peoria. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Harry and Harvey Riekena, three sisters, Tena Stahl Pille, Frieda Rickena and Grace Uphoff.

He is survived by one son, Robert (Carol) Riekena of Peoria; three grandchildren, Troy Riekena, Tammy (Ty) Woodmancy and Trent Riekena; six great grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Woodmancy, Brendon Grove, Caroline Woodmancy, Drake Woodmancy, Cody Riekena and Mattison Riekena; four great great grandchildren, Jackson, Finlee, Griffin Woodmancy and Ayden Grove; one neice, Norma (Bill) Gangloff and numerous other nieces and nephews survive.

Ed retired from Keystone Steel and Wire Company in 1982 where he worked 33 years as a millwright. He was a member of the Goodfellows Club. He and his wife wintered in Florida many years and enjoyed square dancing. He was an avid Cardinal fan and loved to fish, hunt and working in his yard. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Glasford.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Peter Lutheran Church. The Rev. Harlan Kaden will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.