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Dr. Richard Riegel Obituary
Dr. Richard R. Riegel, 84, of Old Route 522, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his home.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Easton. He was a son of the late Harvey K. and Mildred (Slamp) Riegel. On April 28, 1962, he married the former Ronny W. Liem, of the Netherlands.
He attended Durham Elementary School, Easton High School, and graduated from Wilson High School, Berks County. His professional schooling included Lebanon Valley College, Lincoln Chiropractic College, Indiana University, Butler University School of Pharmacy, National College of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, Western States Chiropractic College, and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.
During the Korean Conflict, Dr. Riegel served in the Army from April 20, 1951 to April 30, 1953. He was trained as a combat medic and surgical technician. He was assigned to the 8055 MASH.
Dr. Riegel practiced in Kutztown from 1962 to 1980 and in Selinsgrove from 1980 to 2000.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 51 years, are one daughter, Veronica A. Riegel, of Underhill, Vt.; one son and daughter-in-law, Roland A. and Annette Riegel, of Brentwood, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Katrina A. Riegel, of Pine City, N.Y.; and one sister, Lorretta R. Deysher, of Mifflinburg.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert H. Riegel.
There was a viewing at Bible Baptist Church, Kreamer, followed by the funeral at 8 p.m. with Pastor Thomas Krampert officiating. There was a fellowship meal from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Burial with military honors in the Durham Cemetery, Riegelsville.
Contributions to honor Dr. Riegel's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675-8540.
Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, PA.
Published in www.pottsmerc.com on Jan. 3, 2014
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