Phyllis M. Rieckmann, age 85, of Appleton, was peacefully called home to her Lord on Friday, August 1, 2014. Phyllis was born on October 4, 1928, in Greenville, to the late Fred J. and Elsie (Stark) Tiedt. She married Orvin Rieckmann on July 10, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville; he preceded her in death on June 19, 2012.
Phyllis was a salesperson at the Larsen Co-op in Larsen, Wisconsin, for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Winchester Area Historical Society. She enjoyed dancing, embroidery, tending her flowers and camping. Phyllis especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her seven children:
Jerold (Yvonne) Rieckmann of Marquette, Michigan, and his family: Terri Jo Saarela and children Davin and Kjerstin; and Jon Rieckmann. There are also numerous step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Nyra Jane Thiel of New London and her family: Jody (Barb) Thiel and sons Lance and Eric; Todd (Lisa) Thiel and children McKenzie and Mason; and Heather (John) Hass and children Trevor and Hailey;
Connie Prasher of Appleton and her family: DeDe (Mark) Krause and children Lillie and Samuel;
Dawn Rieckmann of Clintonville;
Bobbie (Bob) Leibold of Neenah and their family: Ben (Jenn) Paulson and children Wyatt and Adaerya; Robby Leibold; Abby Leibold (special friend Alex) and her daughter Emmalina;
Charlene Rieckmann of Darboy and her family: Zachary Rieckmann (special friend Krystal) and their son, Zayden; Kassidy (Dustin) Riese and their son Kastin;
Jay Rieckmann of Neenah;
She is further survived by her brothers, Norman (Delrose) Tiedt and Myron "Mike" Tiedt and her sister-in-law, Murial Tiedt; and her beloved dog, Daisy. She was preceded in death by her brothers Ray and William (Sally) Tiedt.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at MOUNT OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 East Florida Avenue, Appleton, with Rev. Robert Raasch officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit the Grace 100 project at Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staffs at Mayflower Assisted Living and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 3, 2014