Leslie Rieger

leslie rieger
Leslie James Rieger, 82, of rural Walcott, ND was called home by the Lord on Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2021. Leslie was born April 21, 1938 in Colfax to Leo and Irene (Sather) Rieger. He grew up on the family farm near Walcott attending a country school and graduating from Colfax, ND High School. Leslie attended college at NDSU in Fargo. He was a member of the ROTC and the Air National Guard. He was a member of the Walcott Lutheran Church where he held office as a council member, taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Walcott Brotherhood where he helped organize and serve the lutefisk suppers. He was also clerk/treasurer of the Colfax township for over 50 years. On July 25, 1959, he was joined in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Marlene Thompson at the Richland Lutheran Church. They enjoyed 61 years together. The farming operation was originally diversified and later transitioned to just corn and soybeans. To this union, 4 children were born. He is survived by twin daughters, Lynette (Myles) Girodat, their children, Amanda (AJ) Cooper, Andrew (Callie) Girodat, Alyssa (Rylan) Gutzmer; Leeanne (Dan) Girodat, their children, Laura (Josh) Enger, Tara (Matt) Braun, and Marshal Girodat; daughter, Heidi (Todd) Foertsch, their children, Alec, Brogan (Payton), Caleb; son, Mark (Holly) children, Matthew and Charles; 9 great-grandchildren, Carter, Cameron, and Chloe Cooper, Natalie and Lincoln Girodat, Brady, Gabe, and Ava Enger, Maleah Braun, and Baby Girl Gutzmer on the way; siblings, Gerald, Dennis (Janalie); Kathy (Bruce) Tweed, Sandra (Jim) Rossman, and Kevin Lee. The visitation will begin at 9:30 AM with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Walcott Lutheran Church, with limited public seating. Masks and social distancing will be observed. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Interment at Walcott Lutheran Cemetery immediately following the service. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred. To sign the online guestbook and view the service, visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. Cousin Leslie was such a kind and caring man. He will be deeply missed by everyone. My deepest sympathy, Corrine Sedevie Family

  2. Grief never ends. But it changes.
    It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
    Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith.
    It is the price of love.” ~author unknown.

    Leslie was a kind, gentle soul. He will be missed.

    Linda and Beatrice

  3. Sending prayers to all of you in your time of great loss. Marlene and Leslie raised such an awesome family and this is so hard for all of you! He was such a kind gentle soul and will be missed by many! Praying that all your fond memories will get you through this difficult time! God bless❤️

  4. Thinking of you all and sending my love. I have such fond memories of Uncle Leslie and loved him very much. I share in your sadness and am comforted by all that he brought to those around him.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Amie (Rieger) Ojerio

  5. We were so fortunate to know Leslie and to be helpers of his at the walcott church lutefisk dinners. He will be missed for his good humor and his knowledge of lutefisk that he passed on to us. Jeff and Sue Hanson

  6. My condolences to Leslie’s family. He was my last Sunday School teacher and I am grateful for his witness by the example of his dedication.


    John Pederson

  7. We were so shocked to hear of Leslie’s death.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. The few times we were able to visit with Les and Marlene were enjoyable. I have been honored to see the 2 of you 2 times a week for our Bone Builders Class held in Kindred. You were a cute fun couple to be with. Our Savior will uphold you, Marlene and family; your faith will see you through
    Rollin and Jeanne Johnson

  8. Expressing our deepest sympathies at your time of loss. Leslie will be missed. All things work out for good for those that Love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. Leslie walked in the purposes of God. Leslie was the city on the hill that cannot hide its light. Leslie inspired and encouraged others. Fulfilling the word that says, “store up your treasure in Heaven.” Producing eternal reward. Be encouraged Lotsa Love, your neighbors, Leigh and Ellen Boyer.

  9. Your dad always had a big smile. I had him for a Sunday school teacher back in the day. I’ll be thinking of you all as you celebrate his life. He was a wonderful man. Sending you all love and light.

  10. Lynette, Myles, Leeanne, Dan , Marlene,
    My deepest sympathy to your families, I know your dad was a devoted husband, father, grandfather to his family. I remember that smile even though its been years since I’ve seen him. I know you will miss him , on tough days just hold your hand over your heart, he is always with you ! I pray those family memories bring a smile to you and keep him close. Love Anita Fischer

  11. Prayers to everyone, Mark, Heidi, Leanne, Lynette and Marlene. Sorry Silke and I couldn’t be there in person, we are there in spirit. Leslie is one of the nicest and kindest men I’ve ever know, we will miss him greatly. Hope to see you all soon.

  12. Sending our love and peace to you all. It was such a beautiful ceremony celebrating Uncle Leslie’s life. He will be truly missed.

  13. We were in a class together in Kindred and even though I never had a chance to really know him I would agreed he impressed me as a very compassionate and kind man. Our condolences in Leslie’s passing. Our thought are
    with you this morning. Comforting prayers for the family. Sandy and Lloyd

  14. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Leslie and Marlene often visited Barrie Congregational for special occasions like Homecoming and Christmas services. I didn’t know him well, but he always had a smile. So sorry for your huge loss.

  15. Marlene, The sudden loss of Leslie was a shock to all of us. Please know you are not alone. You are surrounded with our love and support.

  16. I was so sad to hear of Leslie’s passing. He was my oldest cousin and although we didn’t correspond for many years I did get to talk to him when Aunt Paul passed away a few years ago. My sympathy to all of the family.

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