||Born: December 10, 1949
||Death: July 30, 2011
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|Artillery George Riewaldt
December 10, 1949 -
July 30, 2011
|Ottawa- Artillery G. Riewaldt, 61, of Ottawa, passed away July 30, 2011.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 2, 2011 at Ottawa Funeral Home.
Artillery was born on Dec. 10, 1949, and was raised by his mother, May, and his dad John Warmouth. He married Patricia Fleming in Ottawa on Dec. 23 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; three siblings, Gay Riewaldt, Raymond Riewaldt, and Trudy Stock; seven children, Derek (Susan) Ellis, Tracy (Steve) Brewer, Michelle (Jimmy) Goings, Julie Truesdale, Paula Aukland, Christy Sorensen, and Artillery Riewaldt II; 12 grandchildren, Brianna, Payton, Preston, Collin, Amanda, Doug, Emily, Sara, Daniel, Michael, Skylar, and Brittney; and two great-grandchildren, Malakai and Marlee.
He is preceded in death by his parents, May and John Warmouth.
Pallbearers will be Joe Walcker, Bob Fleming, Barth Cunico, Derek Ellis, Artillery Riewaldt II, Michael Brewer, Douglas Johnson, and Weston Peek. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Perry, Jerry Helen, Collin and Preston Aukland, and Steve Brewer. Raymond Riewaldt will carry an honorary tribute.
Artillery worked for 35 years at GE Plastics, where he was a color specialist, new product developer, and building manager. As he neared retirement, he opened two local restaurants, doing nearly all the construction himself. He later also started a local movie rental business.
He was a man of many talents and incredible hard work, having fully remodeled numerous houses and apartments for his loved ones, building cars, fixing old John Deere tractors, and many other projects. He had great passion of love for his country, and firmly believed in the blessings of American freedom. His family and friends remember him always for his tireless efforts to help the people around him, and for his wonderful sense of fun and good humor.
Artillery requested memorials be directed to Friendship Village.