Garold “Gary” Lee Rieth, age 71 years, of Hanover, KS passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his farm southwest of Hanover. Visitation was from noon until 5 p.m., Sunday, October 18 at Hanover Mortuary. A rosary vigil service was held at 7 p.m., Sunday at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, October 19 at St. John's Catholic Church. Father Joseph Kieffer officiated. The organist was Janet Fritschi. Music included "Be Not Afraid", "Prayer of St. Francis", "Come to Me" and "Amazing Grace". The pallbearers were Randy Goeckel, Mark Goeckel, Mark Heier, Scott Parker, Alan Rieth and Dave Stohs. Burial was in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Gary was born April 14, 1949 in rural Hanover, the youngest son of Frank and Clara (Siebenhaar) Rieth. Gary was a 1967 graduate of Hanover High School and later attended vocational technical school in Beloit and studied auto-mechanics. He later served in the United States Navy. Gary married his best friend, Cheryl (McIntyre) June 14, 1972 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Gary was an employee at Farmer’s Cooperative in Hanover for over 30 years. He also worked for Washington County Public Works before eventually retiring. Gary was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the American Legion. Those that knew Gary know that he never sat still for very long. He was an avid watcher of any activity that involved his grandkids. When he wasn’t watching grandkids’ sports, you could find him at his farm or in his shop constructing Pinterest projects for his daughters or finding a way to fix anything broken. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Dwayne Rieth, June 2, 1993. Survivors include: his wife, Cheryl and beloved dog Dolly, of the home; two daughters, Anna “Angel” (Kim) Lohse of Hanover and Jamie (Doug) Schulte of Platte City, MO; 5 grandchildren, Trey Lohse, Tianna Lohse, Tessa Lohse, Lane Schulte, and Eli Schulte; and 6 siblings, Bernard (Betty) Rieth, Kenneth (Barbara) Rieth, Arnold (Trudy) Rieth, Rosella (Phil) Heier, Marcella Rieth, and Virginia Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial fund is established and will be designated later by the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary.
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