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Martin V. Riegel

March 28, 1947 — November 19, 2015

Martin V. Riegel

Martin V. Riegel, age 68, of Loose Creek, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia. He was surrounded by his loving family and with their prayers he was lifted to heaven by angels.

Martin was born on March 28, 1947, in Linn, a son to the late Matthew J. and Minnie J. (Voss) Riegel.

Martin was a 1965 graduate of Linn High School. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

On May 30, 1970, he was united in marriage to Mary Bescheinen at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She survives at the home.

Martin was a self-employed home builder who took pride and joy in his work. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek, Knights of Columbus in Westphalia, Jefferson City Home Builders Association, and the Missouri Trappers Association.

He loved hunting coons, deer, turkey, and mushrooms. He also enjoyed participating in chainsaw cutting contests. He liked traveling and family vacations, watching sporting events especially the ones involving his children and grandchildren. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell.

In addition to his spouse of 45 years, Martin is survived by five children and thirteen grandchildren: Monica Backes and her husband Glenn R. of Loose Creek and their children, Jonathon, Ethan, and Madelyn; Marisa Senevey and her husband Eric of Linn and their children, Anthony, Morgan, Riley, and Paige; Matthew Riegel and his wife Michelle of Loose Creek and their children, Jackson, Drew and Lyla; Miranda Backes and her husband Cole of Frankenstein and their children, Brady and expecting a baby boy, Bo, any day; Mark Riegel and his significant other, Kelly Biggs of Jefferson City and their daughter, Natallie; one brother, Albert Riegel and his wife Dixie of Jefferson City; three sisters, Margaret Thoenen of Jefferson City, Millie Sutton of Jefferson City, and Theresa Backes and her husband Roger of Jefferson City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by: three brothers, Joe, Mike and Marvin Riegel, Sr. and one sister, Mary Jane Riegel.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a prayer service beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Louis Nelen as the celebrant. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Loose Creek.

"May the work I've done speak for me"


SERVICES
Prayer Service

Sunday, November 22, 2015
3:30 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Visitation

Sunday, November 22, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, November 23, 2015
11:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Churc
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

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