Belva Maxine Riegel
1927 - 2021
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Belva Maxine Riegel

West Des Moines - Belva Maxine Riegel, 94, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines with a visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at McLaren's. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Belva was born March 23, 1927 in Grand Junction, IA to Lou and Isabel (Mylenbusch) Anderson. Following graduation from Ogden High School, she attended AIB. She married Ed Riegel in 1946. Belva then went on to work for Combined Insurance Company from 1960 until her retirement. She enjoyed cards and board games, crossword puzzles, spending time with family, winters in Phoenix, and eating out (mostly because then she didn't have to cook). Belva loved living at Mercy Park Apartments, which was a wonderful community with lots of activities. She was a member of Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church, Union Park United Methodist Church, and church choirs in Iowa and Arizona.

Belva is survived by her children, Linda (Leland) Reece, Vicki Warren, and Barry Riegel; seven grandchildren, Rick (Shana) Warren, Chad Warren, Matthew (Jenna) Reece, and Carrie (Garth) Johnson, Madeline Riegel, Rachel (Brian) Johnson, and Miranda (Michael) Kramer; seven great grandchildren, Katie, Sam, Maya and Hayden Warren, Magnolia Reece, Elsie and Jameson Johnson, and one coming soon. She is also survived by her brother Gerald (Janice) Anderson, and two sisters-in-law, Beverly and Norma Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Darlene Battani; two brothers, Lester and Donald Anderson; son-in-law, Rick Warren; and brother-in-law, George Battani.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association of Iowa.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 8, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Janis Coxe
April 7, 2021
As a former Roommate of daughter Vickie...Belva was like a mom to me when when we went to Visit Belva and Ed at their home. What a "Sweet" Couple!!! They are together!!!
Carol S Thomas
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