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“Jerry and family, I am so, so, so sorry about Mary!!! I was in shock when I just found out. I went to church with Dorothy and I always loved talking...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Heidbrink - Fort Wayne, IN

“To The Family Of Mary Riedel I give you my sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Riedel. My late mom Maxine Kramer was a member of St. Michael Lutheran...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Liddy - Ft. Wayne, IN

“I spent many hours with Mary one year going through greeting cards that had piled up at St. Michael. She and I had so many laughs as we went through...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Olson - FORT WAYNE, IN

“I met Mary when I joined St. Michael many years ago and have enjoyed her cards, phone calls and friendship. My deepest sympathy to the family. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Miller - Fort Wayne, KS

“Kevin & Jannie and family,Very sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort for you during this difficult time. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Hatesohl - Shawnee, KS

“May your fond memories sustain you through this sad period. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Anita Lawrence - Fort Wayne, IN

“She was such a sweet woman. I had the privilege of seeing her a few times and she always acted like we were the best of friends. She had such a...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Persons - Fort Wayne, IN

“The John Hegarty family is so sad to learn of sister and Aunt Mary's passing. Brother John is not able to write himself anymore, but we want to let...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: John Hegarty Family - IA

“I will always remember all Mary's kind words. How she genuinely cared for others. She was such a Beautiful Lady! Sue & Family I am So Very Sorry for...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Janella Garrett - Beloit, WI

“I knew Mary through a mutual dear friend and I also volunteered with her at Lutheran Hospital several times.she always had a smile for everyone. She...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Fredrick - Ft Wayne, IN

“Aunt Mary may you rest in peace. I remember all the fun times I had with you and Uncle Jerry when I was young at Grandma and Grandpa's home. Even...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: David & Jan Becker Port Coquitlam

“I will always remember Mary for her great outlook on life and sunny personality. She always made us feel special by remembering our children and...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Anderson, RN

“Mary was a great person to always remember others by a thoughtful word or card. Her faith was unfailing, and St. Michael Lutheran Church and all her...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Grose - Roanoke, IN - Friend

“We have lost our truly gracious neighbor. We are so fortunate to have known Mary. She will be missed. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Pat and Dallas Raypole - IN

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. It is heartbreaking for someone to leave us in death. Please find peace and comfort in knowing that God...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jonathan Agudo - fort wayne, IN

“Mary was such a beautiful person, inside and out. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Sam & Sheila Curry - Fort Wayne, IN

“Oh how happy she must be to be with her Lord. A faithful servant and wonderful role model. Mary you will be greatly missed. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Schoeneman - Palmetto, FL

Mary F. Riedel, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Visiting Nurse surrounded by her family. Born on December 23, 1930 in Tipton, IA, Mary was the daughter of the late Donald and Frances Hegarty. She lived her life in devotion to her faith, her family and her community. She married Jerry Riedel on September 19, 1953 and were blessed with five children. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, serving as past president of their Women's Guild, along with serving as past president of the Newcomers Club. A tireless writer, Mary penned thousands of welcome, thinking of you, sympathy, and holiday cards and letters to family, friends, and fellow church members but often to others whom she sensed "could use some brightness in their day." Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Jerry Riedel of Fort Wayne; children, Kevin (Jannie) Riedel of Overland Park, KS, Teri (Randy) Rumzek of Lansing, MI, Sue (Bob) Pickard, Jan (Randy) Fillmore, Leslie (Don) Crandall all of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Winifred Becker of Florence, AL; and brother, John (Trudy) Hegarty of Cedar Rapids, IA. Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Don Hegarty. Service is 11:00 am, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Rd with calling one hour prior, Rev. Reed Lessing officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church or Concordia Seminary. To sign the online guest book, go to