Charles Riley(1924 - 2013)

Riley, Charles E.

Charles E. Riley, age 88, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Wellington Place, Biron, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Thomas Graves and Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Burial in Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Charles was born August 23, 1924 in Madison, WI to Harold and Ethel (Cruger) Riley. He married Genevieve Pascavis on October 23, 1948 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She died December 25, 2007. Charles was employed by the City of Wisconsin Rapids for over 25 years.

Charles was a long time member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Veterans of the Cross. He was a life member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, the Wisconsin State Rabbit Breeders Association and the Silver Marten Rabbit Club. Charles was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Knoll of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; granddaughter, Tracy Knoll of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and her boyfriend, Alex Ostrowski; grandson, Jeremy Knoll of Wisconsin Rapids and his girlfriend, Katie Deranick and their son, Gavin Knoll; special friends, Tom and Judy Wendland and Cindi Herrera and sister, Florence Benkowski of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Genevieve, two brothers and son in law, Edward Knoll.

"Charles family would like to thank the entire staff at Wellington Place and Ministry Home Care Hospice for the wonderful care given to Charles."

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 5, 2013