Vaughn Riegel

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NEW PARIS — Vaughn D. Riegel, 86, of New Paris, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

Born on Nov. 17, 1927 in Ansonia, he was the son of the late Chester A. & Clara (Maphis) Riegel. Vaughn retired in 2008 as owner-operator of Riegel Feed & Grain in New Paris. He was a 1945 graduate of Jackson High School (Darke County), U.S. Army veteran, and life member of American Legion Post #360 in New Paris. A member of the Kiwanis Club in New Paris, he had attended Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, played in the First Division U.S. Army Band, and was a longtime cattleman and farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Norma Jane (Scott) Riegel in 1993; brothers: Jack Riegel and Robert F. Riegel; sisters: Jean Riegel and Betty Polley Dittman in 2012.

Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law: Kayleen N. & John P. Dunker, Eaton; sons & daughters-in-law: Lavon A. & Patti Riegel, Louisville, Kentucky, Dwight D. Riegel, New Paris, and Kevin B. Riegel, Greenville; sister: Patty (George) Jenkins, Walton, Kentucky; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; special friend: Carolyn Race of New Paris.

Funeral service were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 West Main Street, New Paris. Interment was to be held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris with full military honors by the Preble County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reid Hospital Foundation (Hospice Care) 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the web site at

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Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.
109 West Main Street New Paris, OH 45347
(937) 437-4141
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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from May 25 to May 26, 2014
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