Alfred A. Riedmann Jr.
1928 - 2021
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mrts & Crematory
7805 W Center Rd
Omaha, NE
Riedmann, Alfred A. Jr.

June 12, 1928 - February 8, 2021

Alfred A Riedmann, Jr., born June 12, 1928, peacefully passed away February 8th, 2021 having lived a full and vibrant life.

Alfred, also known as Al or "Big Al," was born in South Omaha to Alfred Sr. and Francis Vacek and was proud of his roots and heritage. Big Al was one of eight children. Two survive: Irene Van Moorleghem and Lou Riedmann.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Simpson Riedmann, and by his siblings: Lory Riedmann, George Riedmann, Madge Panowicz, Ruth Elsasser and Francis Quistad. After a tour in the US Marines, Al began his career in the family business, Willow Springs Bottling. He then spent most of his business life (over 44 years) in real estate finishing his career with the NP Dodge Company. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 49 years and touched many lives through this program.

Al was known for his unending curiosity about most things in life... and could talk to you about a myriad of topics but especially Omaha, farms and he had to be the originator of "Dad jokes. Al will be remembered by many to as the guy who always handed out chocolates or gold dollars.

Most of all Al loved and was proud of his six children who he leaves behind: Michael Riedmann (Coleen), Lorene Magoulas (Mike), Alfred Riedmann III (Krissy), Mary Kay Hansen (Dave), Shirley Manthey (Rick) and Theresa Johnson (Jay). He also treasured his 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Al had numerous friends in many areas in his life and especially Mickey Bassler.

SERVICE: Friday, February 12, 2021, at Waters Edge Church, 19600 Harrison, Gretna, NE 68028. Family will receive visitors at 10am with the service to begin at 11am and a luncheon in the church meeting hall afterwards. The service will be broadcast online at and In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Waters Edge Church (19600 Harrison, Gretna, NE 68028) or Siena Francis House (1702 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE 68102).


West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.

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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2021.
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19600 Harrison, Gretna, NE
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I loved Al! He was such a kind, generous soul. He handed out chocolates to all the residents of Legacy. Everyone loved his sense of humor. He was a great ambassador who welcomed all new residents. He will be missed.
Darlene Gaeta
February 19, 2021
Al, You were a delightful and humorous person to take care of while you were at Madonna. You will be missed, Al.
February 15, 2021
Thinking of family and friends, an amazing man who has touched so many lives! He also made the best pickles! Love and Prayers
Lisa Welch & Mark Tupper
February 12, 2021
Condolences to you and your family Mike. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Teresa Sterup
February 12, 2021
The next cigar I enjoy will be in Al's memory.

Tom Hansen
February 11, 2021
Our prayers and condolences for the entire family. Big Al touched so many and there are too many good memories to expound on. He was just the best and made our families lives better. Sadly missed but his legacy will be remembered lovingly.
Kent &Diana Stark
February 11, 2021
Fare ye well, Al, in love and sorrow.You helped a lot to start our youth exchange with Omaha. Volker Lenz- Former Deputy Mayor of Brunswick
Volker Lenz
February 11, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Mike and Cokie. My prayers go out for you and your family,
Frank Sobczyk
February 10, 2021
Looking back I wish I would have learned more from Al when I had the chance..such a wonderful person.
Joseph Dreher
February 10, 2021
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the Riedmann family. He was a special man to all and will be missed dearly.
George & Barbara Magoulas
February 10, 2021
Sympathie with family and friends. Al was a kind of human, we need so many more, he enriched my life and made the world to be a better place. It is a honor to know him. Fare well my friend.
Thomas Ringleb, Braunschweig, Germany
February 10, 2021
Al was a great teacher about life I learned a lot from AL Thanks my friend
February 10, 2021
What a great tribute to Al and only to add the crowning glory that he made the best darn pickles you´ve ever tasted.
Jan and Dave Faulkner
February 10, 2021
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