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.
Ricarda Linton says
Joe was an amazing man of God. We thank God for putting him in our lives. He loved his dog Molly very much and she is missing him so much. Sally was a strong woman to stand by him through the battles he faced. Lord wrap you loving arms around Joe and let him feel you.
Bonnie & Don Beseke says
Joe and Sally have been good friends of ours for many years. We have even gone on several camping trips together with them. He was indeed a child of God and lived his life to be pleasing to God always. Joe was well liked wherever he went. He loved Sally and Molly very much and loved his family. He will be missed.
Betty Lacefield says
Oh, Sally! I’m so sorry for your loss! I’m reading this on FB & so shocked to hear as this day 6 yrs ago I lost Don. The anniversaries are the toughest! You have & are blessed. Know you & your family are in my prayers as you go through this transition in life. My love to Molly too, of course!
Ed & Rose says
Sally, our hearts ache for you at the loss of sweet Joe, but we know we will all meet again for a great reunion. Prayers for your peace.
Barbara McCrumb says
Praying for you, Sally and your family for comfort and peace at this time. Heaven received a special servant of the Lord. Rest in peace our friend Joe , until we all meet again and we will all be rejoicing. Take care Sally. We love you! Bill & Barb
Kari Hite says
Sally, I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. God bless you and your family on the loss of Joe.
Steve & Kay Markel says
Sally and family, we are so very sorry of hear of Joe’s passing. Joe’s obituary and picture are absoluetly beautiful. I know my parents spoke very highly about the time they spent with you both, Dad said Joe’s kindness was a gift, for a man of few words that was a really big compliment from my dad. May God bless you and know we will keep you in our prayers, and remember a soul who lived so well remains forever near.
Darla Hunter says
So very sorry to hear of Joes passin, hope you are well. Our ” boys” will get to soend Christmzs with Jesus!