Richard Riesenberg

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Richard Riesenberg, 64, of Exira, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at his home in Exira.

Funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll with Father Steve Brodersen officiating.

Online condolences may be left for Richard’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

A son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Peter) Riesenberg, Richard was born on June 23, 1955, in Carroll, Iowa. He attended Holy Angels School and later graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School. On April 8, 1978, Richard married Betty Tigges in West Point, Nebraska. To this union were four children; the couple later separated.

Richard farmed in the Templeton area and later owned and operated Riesenberg Construction for several years before residing in Exira. He enjoyed woodworking, had a love for hog farming and tending to his garden.

Richard is survived by his children: Chad Riesenberg and wife Tiffany of Earling, Mary Bakkie and husband James of Des Moines, and Jeff Riesenberg of Carroll; grandchildren: Collins and Connor Riesenberg, and Grayson and Lincoln Bakkie; mother, Betty Riesenberg of Carroll; and siblings: Patty Brown of Carroll, Ron (Phyllis) Riesenberg of Carroll, Karen (Mike) Schechinger of Adel, Allen (Lynn) Riesenberg of Audubon, Henry (Julie) Riesenberg of Roselle, Steve (Sara) Riesenberg of Halbur, and Glen Riesenberg of Ankeny.

He was preceded in death by his son Billy Riesenberg and his father, Raymond Riesenberg.

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