Helen "Jeani" Riechmann

Mar 11, 2018


10:30 AM Friday March 16, 2018
Immanuel Lutheran 512 5th St NE Independence IA 50644


4‑7pm Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and one hour prior to service at the church.



Garden of Memories Cemetery
Waterloo, IA


May be directed to the NE Iowa Food Bank. 
1605 Lafayette St, Waterloo, IA 50703


Helen “Jeani” Riechmann, age 66, of Independence and formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

She was born January 9, 1952 in Waterloo, the daughter of Robert and Shirley (Hilmer) Hoffer.  Jeani graduated from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1970 and attended Hawkeye Technical Institute.  She married David L. Scroggins and they were later divorced.  She married Craig M. Riechmann on March 27, 1993 in Waterloo.

Jeani was a medical transcriptionist for many years, most recently at Cedar Valley Cardiology in Waterloo.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.  Jeani enjoyed refinishing antiques, spending time outdoors gardening, camping and motorcycle rides, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

Survivors include her husband Craig, of Independence; 4 sons, Scott Scroggins of Cedar Falls, Brandon (Peggy) Scroggins of Fountain, CO., Dustin (Nikki) Scroggins of Dunkerton, Chad Riechmann of Waterloo; a daughter, Devon Scroggins of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, Christian, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Elizabeth (Andrew), Brooke, Brianna, Drew, Jayden, Danica, Trisha, Caleb and Cooper; 4 great grandchildren, Kegan, Avarey, Austin and Gordon; her mother, Shirley Steen of Waterloo;  4 brothers, Jim Hoffer of Denver, IA, John (Leanne) Hoffer of Evansdale, Larry (Stephanie) Hoffer of Brandon and Brian (Kris) Steen of Waterloo; 4 sisters, Janice (Jack) Hoffman of Evansdale, Barb (Mark) Rust and Betty Binard, all of Waterloo and Sherry (Kelly) Van Dyke of Jesup; 3 stepbrothers and 2 stepsisters, Craig Steen of Georgia, Judy (Andrew) Davis, Kip Steen and Tim (Gayla) Steen, all of Waterloo and Debra (David) Steege of Evansdale.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Hoffer; her stepfather, Kenny Steen; a grandson, Ethan; a brother, Tommy Hoffer; her grandparents; her aunt, Ruth Hoffer and a stepbrother, Daniel Steen.

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  1. Danny Weiss | Mar 13, 2018
    It was with great sadness that I heard of Jeani's passing. I knew Jeani from working with her on the House of Hope board in Waterloo. She was a warm and caring person that added a lot to our board and the House of Hope. I pray that you would be comforted during this difficult time.

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