George H. Riegelein
George H. Riegelein
  • December 22, 1947 - December 13, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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George H. Riegelein, 69 of East Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home with his family.
Born December 22, 1947 in Furth, Germany to Konrad and Elizabeth (Loselein) Riegelein; he married Cheryl Jones on May 17, 1969 in Peoria, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his sons, Eric (Kristen Werry) Riegelein of Goodfield and Jeffrey (Candice Fillpot) Riegelein of Hanna City; and his grandchildren, Myla, Braelyn, Ava, and Brennen Riegelein, Michael Werry and Kelsey Briggs.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Annie Wise.
He was a US Army veteran having served in Vietnam.
George was a hardworking man and began his career at Sommer Bros. Seed Co from 1968-70. He then spent the next thirty years working for Caterpillar Inc. as an assembly line repairman at the Mossville plant retiring in 2000. He ventured into security work, first for Sears Security from 1994-2004 and then Mall Security from 2004-2017. He was an Auxiliary officer with the Morton Police Department from 2000-2005.
His hobbies included coaching East Peoria Girls Softball and served two years as President of the organization. He also enjoyed being a HAM Radio operator for over 10 years with the call sign WD9DUF.
The family would like to thank Jill and the staff of OSF Hospice for their kind care and compassion during his illness.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Eastside Bible Church in Morton with the Rev. Steve Weber officiating. Cremation will be accorded after the service by Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, December 18, 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home. Additional visitation will be 10:00 - 10:45 am Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to OSF Hospice.