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Donald R. "Don" Riedeman

Died: Sun., Apr. 7, 2019


Military Honors

11:30 AM Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery


Celebration of Life

2:30 PM Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home


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Victor - Donald R. Riedeman, a long-time resident of Victor, died Sunday the 7th day of April, 2019 peacefully at his home. Don was born in 1952 in Waite Park, MN. He received his boiler operator license serving his country on the USS Ticonderoga in the U.S. Navy to which he received 2 medals and a honorable discharge. Don married Susan Mueller in 1973 and had 2 children Don went to work for the BN Railroad after he worked in construction as well as a car mechanic. He then went on to be a business owner in Sartell, MN. Don retired and moved to Montana where he resided with his wife until his passing away. Don loved to fish, bowl, shoot pool, play cribbage, card games, and he loved his dogs. He also enjoyed NASCAR and football, a true Vikings fan. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan; his children, Erica (Chad) Alberda and Derek Riedeman, all of Victor; his brothers, David (Christine) Riedeman of Minnesota and Robert Riedeman and his children; his sister, Susan Riedeman and her daughter; grandchildren, Kelsey (Michael) Johnson, Angel Steichen, Isaac Alberda and Elijah Riedeman.; great-grandchildren, Meilani and Kohen Peterson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Don truly lived for his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bringing great joy to his life. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. A celebration of Don’s life will be held also on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home. A gathering for family and friends will immediately follow the service at the Corvallis Grange. Memorial gifts may be made to Susan Riedeman.

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Loretta Traut
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. I am Don's first Cousin.

Jennifer Deitrich
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
To Erica, and family:

Please accept my heartfelt condolences over the losing of your beloved father/husband. Although I have not known Erica for long, it was so very clear to me how much she loved her father. I am so sorry for your loss.

-Jennifer

B. Sosa Family
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
May the many precious memories you’ve shared with Don ease your pain in the days ahead. As you look forward to seeing him, young and healthy, in a world where you will be united forever, hold this promise dear to your hearts: “And he (Jehovah) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore”. May comfort and the peace of God guard YOU during this sad time.

The Rivers Family
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, words alone cannot ease the pain of our loss. Our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 147:3 reads He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. We can also find comfort from Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead. To learn more about this promise please visit our website: jw.org and view the comforting video; What is the Condition of the Dead?

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