Obituary Record

Lester Bernard Riecken
Died on 5/19/2020

Fremont Tribune 21 May 2020


Lester B Riecken December 29, 1934 - May 19, 2020

Lester B Riecken, 85, of Fremont passed away on May 19, 2020 at Fremont Methodist Health.

Lester Bernard Riecken was born December 29, 1934 in Elkhorn, NE to Ben and Helen Riecken. He grew up on a farm Near Ashland. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1952, then was in the National Guard. Les married Vivian Owen on April 29, 1967, in Fremont. He was employed by the Fremont Department of Utilities for 40 years as a utility lineman and retired as Distribution Supervisor. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time watching his grandchildren’s events and driving vehicles for Sid Dillon Auto Group. Les was also an avid sports fan, particularly baseball and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

Les was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian, sister Shirley Stauffer, brother-in-law Rick Stauffer and brother Harold Riecken. Survivors include: daughter Charisa (Tim) Voss of Fremont; two sons, Anthony (Julie) Riecken of Arlington and Mark (Evelyn) Riecken of Columbus; six grandchildren, Cole Voss, Dylan Riecken, Ben Riecken, Jessica (Ron) Claypol, Amanda (Lonnie) Palmer, Jo Jo (Josh) Whitcomb and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Herb (Nancy) Riecken, Keith Riecken, and sister Sue (Charles) Sachs, many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will be held when family and friends can gather to share stories of Les’ life. Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to the family for later designation.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Find a Grave # 210263230

Printed in the Fremont Tribune on 5/21/2020