Friday, February 16, 2018

Jack L. Riegle (February 2, 2018)

Jack L. Riegle, 81, of Greenville, passed away on February 2, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Jack was born on October 22, 1936 in Greenville, the son of the late John C. and Eleanor (Baughman) Riegle.

Jack served his country honorably in the United States National Guard and was a member of Ansonia United Methodist Church. Jack enjoyed spending time with his devoted wife and family. He had a love for working outdoors going back to his days on his family's poultry farm, John C. Riegle & Sons in Ansonia. Jack was a long-time Darke County farmer, a self-employed truck driver and, later in life, worked and retired from the Ansonia Lumber Company.

Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patty (Skillman) Riegle, whom he married January 15, 1956; his daughters and sons-in-law, Jill (Bob) Gelhaus, Jan (Tim) Turner, both of Ansonia, and Janese Spencer of Greenville; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Josh) Pierre, Brandon (Amber) Gelhaus, Brian (Emily Work) Gelhaus, Audrey (Adam) Kaiser, Aaron (Nichole Dugan) Turner, Alec (Brittany Broering) Turner, Wes (Caitlin) Spencer, Austin (Emily) Spencer; great grandchildren, Ellie, Emily and Jake Pierre, Addison, Tate and Isaac Gelhaus, Evan, Lillian, Landyn, Owen and Grayson Kaiser, Elyse, Ayden, Brooklynn and Vincent Turner, Warner and Rhea Spencer, and Blake Spencer; his brother, Gene Riegle of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jeff Spencer and his sister-in-law, Candy Riegle.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Roger Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, from 3 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Ansonia United Methodist Church, PO Box 457, Ansonia, Ohio 45303, or Greenville Area Rescue, 1401 Sater Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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