Gerald (Jerry) Riedel

  • Died: May 3, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald "Jerry" Riedel, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, one day after his 90th birthday on Thursday, May 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Algona, Iowa, Jerry was the son of the late Louis and Edna Riedel. Jerry served as a District Manager with NCR for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Jerry had a strong faith in the Lord. He was an active member at St. Michael Lutheran Church, serving as an Elder, and being in their choir. He served as former president of Lutheran Churches in Dubuque, IA; Lansing, MI, and Fort Wayne. He was also a member of Fort Wayne Men's Senior Golf League. Jerry enjoyed spending time at his Lake Cottage in Michigan, fishing, golfing, family genealogy, and spending time with his family. Surviving are his children Kevin (Jannie) Riedel of Overland Park, KS, Teri (Randy) Rumzek of Lansing, MI, Sue Pickard, Jan (Randy) Fillmore, Leslie (Don) Crandall all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Thomas Riedel, Nickolas (Amber) Rumzek, Todd (Lacey) Rumzek, Mallory Rumzek, Robert Brayton (Jessica) Pickard, III, Elizabeth Pickard, Alison Pickard, Jodee (Bryan) Foos, Logan (Amanda) Fillmore, Riley Crandall, Brandon Crandall, Tanner (Becky) Crandall; great-grandchildren, Audrey, Grayson, Emma, JT, Gretchen, Imogen, Magnus, and Gabriel. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Riedel; sister, Lugenia Fredrickson; son-in-law, Bob Pickard; and infant twin brother, Derald Riedel. Service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church Music Department, or Concordia Seminary.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To All,
We were very sadden to hear of Jerry's passing. We miss both Mary and Jerry's presence here at East Lake. We also know how much they loved spending time at their cottage especially when their children and grandchildren were here.
Mark and Jerri Foley

Posted by Jerri Foley - Kalkaska, MI - Neighbor   May 29, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was always so happy and nice. He was my elder when it came time for questions before confirmation. I'm going to miss him so much. I love you all so much. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug. God Bless.

Posted by Danielle Bartlow (Seiy) - Elwood, IN - Family Friend   May 08, 2018

Dallas and I are very sorry for your loss. Mary and Jerry were very nice neighbors. We will miss them. Pat Raypole

Posted by A friend   May 08, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss Jan Always remember he will remain in your heart and thru your pictures and memories of him!
If there's anything I can do just ask! ❤

Posted by Kari Hutcherson - Warsaw, IN - Friend   May 05, 2018


Sue, Brayton, Liz, Ali, and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Each and every one of you will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time and always.

Posted by Cheryl Persons - Fort Wayne, IN   May 04, 2018

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