Leo J. Rieger, 101, formerly of Walcott, North Dakota died October 31, 2014 at Pioneer House Assisted Living in Fargo, ND.

Leo John Rieger was born January 23, 1913 on a farm near Walcott, ND. He was the son of John and Marie Rieger. He attended school in the Ista School. After the 8th grade he began farming with his dad and brothers in Colfax township.

Leo married Irene Sather on June 3,  1936. Irene passed away March 28, 2009. He continued to farm until he entered the Pioneer House on December 2, 2002. He was the leader of the  “Exercise Club” which he enjoyed. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, rural Walcott, ND.

Leo is survived by his children, Leslie (Marlene) Rieger, Walcott, ND, Gerald Rieger, Gig Harbor, WA, Dennis (Janalie) Rieger, DesMoines, WA, Kathryn (Bruce) Tweed, West Fargo, ND, Sandra (Jim) Rossman, Apple Valley, MN, Lee K. Rieger, Walcott, ND;  grandchildren Lynette (Myles) Girodat, Leeanne (Dan) Girodat, Heidi (Todd) Foertch, Mark (Holly) Rieger, Tamra Rieger, Sonja (Francis) Krebs, Deanna (Jason) Hite, Amie (Albert) Ojerio, Rita (Frank) Morrison, Evan Tweed; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

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