Lawrence P. Riehle, 88, Athens, died Thursday January 20, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield.
He was born April 26, 1922 in Wausau, son of the late Conrad and Anna (Berres) Riehle. On October 18, 1944 he married Marie Mallak at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. She survives.
Prior to his retirement, Lawrence was a dairy farmer. Lawrence was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and had been involved as an usher and Eucharistic Minister. He also served as the treasurer of the Senior Citizens Club and loved to play cards. Special to him was the time spent with his family, especially visiting his great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Riehle, Athens, a daughter, Sharon (James) LaPointe, Wausau, grandchildren, Aimee (Patrick) Pritzl, Park Falls and Michael (Cindy Mann) LaPointe, Wausau, three great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katie and Benjamin Pritzl, three sisters, Marietta Michalski, Marathon, Patricia (John) Wesolowski, Wausau, Carol (David) Draeger, Wausau, four brothers, Harold (Joyce) Riehle, Milwaukee, Dennis (Grace) Riehle, Weston, David (Gertrude) Riehle, Madison, Edward Riehle, Phoenix.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman, Jerome and James and one sister, Luella Mathie.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday January 24, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. Charles Hiebl will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com