Kenneth Rieder

PARDEEVILLE – Kenneth Rieder, age 85, of Pardeeville, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at his home.

Ken was born on May 10, 1938, in Richland Center, WI, the son of John and Martina (Weiss) Rieder.  He was a member of St. Faustina Catholic Church in Pardeeville and the Knights of Columbus.  Ken worked in maintenance for St. Mary Catholic Church in Portage and Pardeeville and had volunteered at Aspirus Divine Savior for many years.  Ken was a “major hugger”.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; four children, Robert (Marsha) Rieder, Mary Rieder, Daniel (Sue) Rieder and Roger (Marie) Lackore;  seven grandchildren, Robert, Natasha, Amber, Sydney, Christopher, Alex and Kylie;  four great-grandchildren, Hunter, Tyler, Jordan and Sienna;  his aunt, Elvy Weiss;  his in-laws, Ray (Linda) Brickl, Norman (Nancy) Brickl, Bill (Alice) Brickl, Alice Burns, Marcie Liegel and Bernie Liegel;  cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at St. Mary of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pardeeville, with Fr. John Hedrick, Fr. David Greenfield, and Fr. T. Joji Reddy concelebrating. Military Honors will follow, provided by Pardeeville area veterans.  Inurnment will be private. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.