Richard Riebesehl


NAPOLEON -- Rich-ard Lee Riebesehl, 78, Napoleon, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Mercy Defiance Hospital.

He was born October 31, 1935, to Albert and Opal Riebesehl in Holgate, Ohio. Richard worked for General Motors, retiring in 1980. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor, and his love of buying houses and cars. Richard was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holgate.

He is survived by his children, Debbie (Tom) Eberle, Roxanne Smith, Tammy Casarez, Marsha Kern, Janet (Tim) DeSote, Candace (John) Moss, Franklin Trusty and Tabitha (Jose) Chapa; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dallas Riebesehl and Daniel Riebesehl; sister, Marcy Koressel; special friend, Jeanie; and his best friend and dog, Coco.

Friends are invited to visit from 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 710 Joe E. Brown Avenue, in Holgate, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the church or the Henry County Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to Snyder Funeral Home, Holgate. Please share a memory and sign the online guestbook at

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