Richard Thomas Riegel D.V.M.

Riegel, Richard Thomas, D.V.M. 85, peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne Chief Saueressig Riegel for 54 years; dear twin brother of Robert (Mary Lee) Riegel; dear uncle, great uncle and friend to many. Dick started his career at the Humane Society of Missouri where he met his beloved wife, Suzanne Chief Saueressig. From there, he started his own practice, Riegel Animal Hospital in Maplewood, MO. He had a wonderful practice during his lifetime and was entirely devoted to the professional care of thousands of animals in the St. Louis area. Upon retirement, Dick enjoyed traveling to many exotic places, especially Germany, since it was home to many of Suzanne's family. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening and entertaining at their home. He will truly be missed by his dear friends and family. Godspeed. Services: The family will receive friends in the Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd, Clayton, Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated 10 am, Friday, May 10, at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1264 Arch Terrace (Richmond Heights). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri, or the Cinderella/Chief Fund. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from May 5 to May 8, 2013