Joseph Riehm, age 72, of North Branch died September 23, 2017. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti with a visiting time 1 hour prior. Military Honors will be provided by the Isanti VFW.
Joseph Riehm was born September 11, 1945 in Melrose, Minnesota to Gilbert and Marie (Monn) Riehm. He was raised in Melrose and then in St. Paul where he graduated from High School. He served in the Army in Vietnam from 1967 – 1969. After his military service he came back to St. Paul. Joseph married Sally Williams in St. Paul on July 26, 1969. They made their first home in St. Paul and then in several area cities. He was employed as a printer for Rock Tenn Paper Company for 39 years. They wintered in Arizona and then moved to Casa Grande, Arizona where they lived for five years and just recently moved to North Branch to be closer to family. He was a member of the American Legion in Casa Grande. Joseph’s hobbies and interests included fishing, hunting and woodworking.
Joseph passed away unexpectedly in North Branch Township on September 23, 2017 at the age of 72 years and 12 days. He is preceded in death by his son, Steven. Joseph is survived by his wife, Sally; 3 children, Amy (Kevin) Lyzhoft, Brian (Sharon) Riehm, Sara (Eric) Vacha; 8 grandchildren, Dustin, Alex, Jordan, Brandon, Samantha, Carlie, Kaitlyn and Ashton; 1 great-grandson, Jayce; 1 sister, Betty (Earl) Froelich; 3 brothers, Sylvester (Judy) Riehm, Leo (Elsa) Riehm, Gilbert (Delores) Riehm; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.