Roland G. Riedesel
Roland G. Riedesel, 93, of Yorktown passed away Sun. Nov. 7. He was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Dewitt County to the late Herman and Marie Schmidt Riedesel. He was the youngest of seven children. He married the love of his life Gail Gras before he left for Korea. He was an honest man with a good heart and he loved God and his family. He loved telling jokes, always had a twinkle in his eye, and was master of all games he played; pool, golf and skat dominos. He had a wonderful childhood, not a lot of money, but a lot of love. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He loved to travel, especially to Alaska and Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years Gail Gras Riedesel, children Gil (Beth) Riedesel, Martha (Arvid) Podsim, Robert Riedesel, grandchildren Ryan (Vickie) Podsim, Larissa (Michael) Kitchens, Robyn (Roger) Smith, Erin (Adam) Schroeder, great-grandchildren Barrett Smith, Hunter Smith, Isaac Schroeder, Eliott Schroeder, Alexander Schroeder, Ezekiel Schroeder, Hazel Kitchens and Sierra Kitchens. He is also survived by two sister-in-laws Leona Riedesel, Page Graves, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John, Herman A., Fritz, Wilfred, and sisters Pauline Metting and Oliva Janssen.
Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. with Memorial service starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.masseyfh.com