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Alex Francis Riedel Jr.

June 24, 1934 — October 29, 2021

Alex Francis Riedel Jr.


Alex Francis Riedel Jr., age 87, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, Kansas. Alex was born June 24, 1934 in Ellis to Alex F. and Anna (Glassman) Riedel.

Alex graduated from Ellis High School and then served in the US Army. He worked for Midwest Energy for over 35 years and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and refurbishing antique furniture. Alex was also a dedicated blood donor for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul Riedel and wife Mary of Minneapolis, Kansas and Joe Riedel and wife Kathy of Garden Plain, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Alvin, Fr. Richard, Tony, Ted, Alfred, Elmer and Eugene as well as a sister, Mary Ann Blue.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. The Funeral Mass may be viewed on Facebook Live. If you want to view online please go to and select the Facebook Live tab at the top of the page. Once the service starts the video will come on live.

Memorials are suggested to Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital and Long Term Care. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent to Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.


Funeral Mass Friday

November 5, 2021

11:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637

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