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Henry Riedel

Henry Riedel, 61, Hannibal, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Henry was born December 26, 1959, in Hannibal, Mo, to Herman Riedel and Betty F. Feeney Riedel.

             Henry Riedel

Survivors include his sister, Ann Keller (George), Palmyra, Mo.; two brothers, George Riedel (Pam), Columbia, Mo.; and Phillip Riedel, Lawrence, Kan.; four nieces and nephews, Stephanie Ward (Mike), Lawrence; Dr. Christopher Riedel (Dr. Liz Smith), Norman, Okla.; Amelia Jackson (Dr. Alex Jackson), Conway, Ark.; Dr. Alan Keller, Portland, Ore.; one great-niece, Berkley Ward; and one great-nephew, Logan Ward.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary Martha Riedel Muckler; and grandmothers, Emogene Riedel and Eileen Feeney.

Henry retired from the Hannibal Country Club, where he was the golf course superintendent for 38 years.

Away from home, Henry enjoyed sports of all kinds. A talented athlete in his own right, Henry starred on the basketball hardwood at Hannibal High School, Hannibal LaGrange Junior College and at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  

He took pleasure in visits to the horse track, with trips to the tracks in Keeneland, Ky., Hot Springs, Ark. and Fairmont Park, being a few of his favorites. St. Louis Cardinals baseball and University of Nebraska Cornhusker football were Henry’s teams.  

He also enjoyed time at home. He was a gifted cook who liked to make homemade pizza, short ribs and the best lasagna.  Old TV shows like the Andy Griffith Show and Gunsmoke were a few of Henry’s favorites. 

Most of all, Henry cherished his family. He was particularly close to his nieces and nephews, always looking forward to the times they shared.

Henry was a Catholic by faith.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 6, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial will be at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hanniba.

Pallbearers will be Jack Calvert, Brian Scott, Tracy Scott, John Plattner, Chuck Clayton and Albert Rendlen.

Friends and family are invited to Henry’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Hannibal High School Athletic Department or Hannibal YMCA.

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