Obituaries

Werner H. Riechmann

Oct 19, 2021
Reichmann, Werner

Services

1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church  (1024 W. 8th St. Waterloo, Iowa 50702)

Visitation

4-7 p.m. Friday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.


Cemetery

Garden of Memories

Memorials

may be directed to U.A.W. Local 838.

Biography

Werner H. Riechmann, 99, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Northcrest Specialty Care of natural causes.  He was born October 9, 1922, in Bremer County the son of Henry and Caroline Drier Riechmann.

He married Violena Mae Sommerfelt on April 1, 1945, in Artesian; she preceded him in death on March 18, 2004.

Werner worked for John Deere Co. for 26 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 838 and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed tractors, engines, and fabricating ornaments.

Survived by: a son Craig Riechmann of Independence; three daughters, Zelda (Everett) Kramer of Brooklyn, Jean (Rick) Day and Sue Jacoby all of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Arlene Necker of Independence; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a son, Calvin; a daughter-in-law, Jeani Riechmann; three brothers, Alfred, Henry and Ervin and a sister, Eleanora Junker.

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146.  

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