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Kenneth Riedel

December 3, 2017

   Lakewood, Colorado – Kenneth Dwaine Riedel, age 75, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. He was born on March 1,1942, in Hays, Kansas to Arthur and Thelma (Sander) Riedel.  He married Geraldine “Gerri” (Dreiling) on October 24,1970 in Victoria, Kansas.

Ken’s most recent career was in accounting for Harding and Associates.  He grew up in Hays, graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Fort Hays State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and has lived in Colorado for 45 years.  He was a member of Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree and 4th Degree Assembly and held many titles.  Ken had a passion for talking about his time in the military and giving people a hard time with his dry sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Rubel and husband, William, Metuchen, NJ; Elizabeth Hines and husband, Harley, Arvada, CO; two grandchildren, Aaron Hines and Catherine Rubel; three brothers, Art Riedel Jr. and 
Wife, Penny, Larned, KS; William Riedel and wife, Tammy, Aurora, CO; Robert Riedel and wife, Evelyn, Papillion, NE; and one sister, Kathy Petr and husband, Don, Wichita, KS.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services are Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Lakewood, Colorado and a funeral mass will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.  Burial is in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas, with military honors by the Victoria V.F.W. Post No. 1751.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church, Brookdale Meridian Lakewood Senior Living, both of Lakewood, Colorado or Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Hays, Kansas.

Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays is in charge of local arrangements.  Condolences can be left by guestbook at or can be sent via e-mail to          


 Service Information

Funeral Mass
December 9, 2017

10:00 AM
Basilica of St. Fidelis
Victoria, Kansas 67671

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