David Valentine Riehl

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David Valentine

Visitation: Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Heritage Funeral Home (16880 W. National Ave, New Berlin) 

Service: Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Noon at Heritage Funeral Home (16880 W. National Ave, New Berlin) 


Of New Berlin, passed away peacefully November 22, 2022, at the age of 85.  He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene of 58 years. Father of Mark (Wendy) Riehl, Debra (George) Weber, Grandfather of Jacob, Jessica, Alexandra, and Danielle. Great Grandfather of Fredrick, Lawrence, and Regina. For the last 4 years he had a loving partner, Vicki Larsen. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (16880 W. National Ave.) from 10 am until the time of Masonic Service at Noon. Interment Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dave worked for the R.T. French Co. for 20 plus years. He did a short stint at Kuehn Co. and then decided to go into business for himself. “Riehl Real Estate” was born, owning and taking care of rental properties throughout Milwaukee and Green Bay. He then sold all his properties and purchased a mobile home park in Marshfield. He worked there tirelessly for many years and eventually decided to sell it and retire. Through the years he traveled with his wife all over the world. Dave was a Freemason for 60 years and considered his Brother Masons his greatest friends.  He became a Shriner and joined the Drum and Bugle Corp, and then the Motor Corp. where he loved riding his Harley Davidson. He loved to snow ski and was grace in motion on the slopes. He joined the ski patrol at Alpine Valley for 30 plus years, and also helped the blind ski at Sunburst. He loved people and could talk to anyone, making instant and lasting friendships.  He volunteered for many organizations – various theaters, the Salvation Army for 15 plus years, German Fest, Visit Milwaukee, New Berlin Police Academy, and more.  He loved riding his bicycle, hunting and collecting classic automobiles. Somebody said this about him recently, “He wanted to leave his mark on people”.  He will be greatly missed by many.

One Comment

  1. Denise Daugherty November 29, 2022 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    I am very sorry for your loss. I hope your fond memories soon replace the sadness you are feeling now.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Denise Daugherty

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