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John Riedle

d. January 15, 2018

John Riedle, age 83, of Greenview, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on August 4, 1934 in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois the son of John and Pearl (Purget) Riedle.

John married Beverly Ann Clem on August 12, 1956 at the Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; children, Mark (wife Chris) Riedle, Paula (husband Tom) Rebbe, and David (wife Tess) Riedle; one grandson, Tom Rebbe; seven granddaughters, Nicole Fisher, Makenzie Shull, Kelsie Riedle, Jamie, Lindsey, Abby, and Katie Riedle; four great-granddaughters, Carley, Elise, Sophia, and Skylar; one sister, Phyllis (husband Ron) Bailey; and several nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe and Jerry; and sisters, Esther, Margaret, and Colleen.

Mr. Riedle was a 1952 graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School.  He was a manager for Kaiser-Estech Chemical Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church; a member and Past Master of  Greenview Masonic Lodge 653, AF&AM; a member of the Ansar Shrine Scottish Rites Valley of Springfield and charter member of the Ansar Past Masters Unit; member of New Salem Shrine Club; life member and past commander of AMVET Post 179; and a member of the Rotary Club of Greenview.  He also served for the Elmwood Cemetery Board.

John served for the Illinois Air National Guard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home with Rev. Stephanie McCullough officiating.

Burial will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview with military honors.

Memorials can be given to Greenview AMVET Post 179.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Bev,
    So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.
    We’ll be up for services, see you then.

  2. My condolences to Bev and the family….hugs and prayers for you all.

  3. Bev, I am so sorry to hear about John. What a good man he was. Sending prayers to you and your lovely family and hope you all find peace.

  4. Bev you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Sorry For Your Loss. I Knew John When I Worked At Kaiser In Tallula. He Was In A Good Mood All The Time .Had Some Good Times With Him I Am Sure He Will Be Missed Sending Prayers With Hugs And Love

  6. Dear Beverly,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. John was a great man, a fun guy and a great and loving human. The world is lessened by his absence. Thinking of you and your family now and always.

  7. Bev and all of the family,

    Our deepest sympathies. Memories of John and his kindness and smiles will be remembered.

    Barry and Carla

  8. My sincere condolences and prayers.

  9. Bev, Warren and I were devastated by your news! Our sincere condolences to you & Paula, David, & Mark and families. Johnny was a great friend and will be sorely missed! You’re in our thoughts & prayers; love you.

  10. Aww Beverly, I’m so sorry for your loss, I’ll keep you in my prayers

  11. Only knew John as the exceptional nice & friendly guy that u paid your money to at the door at the chicken dinner at the Amvets post in Greenview.He will b missed by family & a lot of people,I sure know I will miss him when we go for chicken.It won’t b the same. R.I.P. God Bless

  12. Bev so sorry for your loss. Ike will miss seeing him drive by and stopping to visit. Was a dear friend and wonderful person. Our prayers are with you.

  13. Dear Bev and Family,
    I was very sorry to learn of John’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Craig Davis

  14. What a great man! Love and prayers!

  15. John was so much fun being around his laughter and million dollar smile.He always thought I talked to much so he would turn his hearing aid down and smile at me and just nod his head. We will miss him.Bless you BEV and your family. Love Tony and Sharon

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