David Alexander Rieck, age 75, of Buffalo City, WI passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Monday March 9, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Wabasha.
He was born on September 21, 1939 in Durand, a son of the late Alexander and Elsie (Halling) Rieck.
David honorably served our Country as a member of the United States Army and 2 years after his honorable discharge was called back to duty during the Berlin Crisis.
On August 8, 1986 David was united in marriage to Bonnie Schultz-Baumann at the Hope United Church of Christ in Cochrane, WI.
David was employed at various different companies, such as Tiffany Construction, almost 30 years at Kramer & Son Drilling, then moved on to custom drilling. He also spent 4 years as a security guard at RTP in Winona and then drove ash truck for Dairyland Power in Alma for two years. David was a life member of the Alma American Legion, Post 224, a proud member of Operating Engineers local union 139 and a member of the NRA.
David loved to feed both the birds and squirrels, and would have feeders all over his yard. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors both, hunting and fishing, racing his racecar with his favorite mechanic, Darrel. To find David, you would most likely find him in his shop tinkering with some type of gadget. David will be mostly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother and family member.
David will be deeply missed by his wife of 29 years, Bonnie, of Buffalo City; his daughter and her husband, Lauri and Randy Kindschy of of Nelson; step children, Brook (Darcy) Baumann of Holmen, WI, Bryan(Dana) Baumann of Minneapolis and Cheryl Ringler of Buffalo City, WI; grandchildren, Randy Kindschy, Jr. of Nelson, Tara Ringler of Onalaska, Katie, Megan and Elizabeth Baumann; sister, Darlene (Chuck) Roebke of Duluth, MN; brothers, Danny (Ann) Reick of Wheeler, Rhode Reick of Alma, Glenn (Amelia) Reick of Modena, WI; also by many special and dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother Larry Rieck.
A funeral service for David will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Alma Chapel with Pastor Marcy Heil officiating. Burial will be at the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, WI. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 4:00 PM and ending with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and again on Friday one hour prior to the service all at the funeral home. Please share your memories or express your condolences to the family at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com