• Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Inc.
    WICHITA, KS
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October 02, 2013
Karin and family,
I am so sorry for your loss and may you be wrapped in the arms of our heavenly father to help you get through this time of grief for you and your family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, may you be comforted by your faith and belief in a heaven with no more pain and sickness, and in the everlasting life and love of our heavenly father.
October 02, 2013
Liz; I've just realized I took classes with your Dad. .. and loved him. My heart goes to you. blessings. You have such a spirit .. we feel close to you even when we've ha little time. I can never thank you enough for the direction you gave me with a youngster.. it was life changing. love you. tracy cassidy
October 02, 2013
Eric & Della: Laura and I will always fondly remember holiday celebrations at your home with the great conversations with Ernie and your Mom. We share the loss for all of your family.

Lonny
October 01, 2013
Liz, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is a tough thing no matter their age. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 01, 2013
Liz and Karin,
My heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. Your father and husband was blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and devoted wife. Liz, you are a living legacy of his brilliance, his mastery of the English language, and his devotion to compassionate service of others. Karin, your 60 year love affair and commitment to Ernie is a testament of your deep dedication to each other. Prayers and Love, Patrick and Connie Erbert
September 30, 2013
Karin and family, I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
September 30, 2013
Ernie, what a great great man and friend no words can truly discribe him and Karin what wonderful wonderful souls they are, you cannot ask for better people than the Rieger's.
May God bless and keep you and your family through this time Karin.My prayers and thoughts are with you.
September 30, 2013
Dr.Rieger was, and is in spirit still our friend. If ever a person had a serious conversation with him, you could not leave his presence without becoming a more enlighten human being. Knowledge is what he strived on, and being around him just made you want more yourself. We were made better to have known Doc. I will truly miss our casual visits and thought provoking disucssions. We pray for your strength in this hour of loss. Your Friends Always Gerald & Rachel Norwood
September 30, 2013
My husband, the late Dr. Ed Halpin,had the greatest respect and admiration for Ernie's enormous mind, vast surgical skills and fierce dedication to the care of "the patient." Ed loved intellectually sparing with Ernie -- Bill McGuire too. May they now resume the debate. God bless their dear souls. Maureen Halpin
September 29, 2013
Ernie was one of the most remarkable, intelligent and kind person I have ever met. That he was able to remain upbeat for so long after his paralysis should be an inspiration to anyone and everyone who knew him and should know of him. He and my Dad (David Litan) for years, it too was a remarkable relationship. Ernie, everyone who knew you will remember you just as majestically as I. I count it as one of the great privileges of my life that I knew you, too. Karin, my deepest sympathies to you, you know more than anyone what a wonderful person he was and you, too, are remarkable for the care you gave Ernie.
September 29, 2013
Liz,
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
He will live on in your memories and special times you had together.
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