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Alice Riedel

Alice L. Riedel, 89, of Sycamore, died at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at home.
She was born on June 28, 1931, in Peace River, Alberta, Canada, to Mathew and Dorothea (Ross) Romanko. She married Arnold Riedel on Jan. 21, 1953, and he died March 21, 2020.
Surviving are the following children, Galen L. Riedel, rural Sycamore and Cynthia Riedel, rural Sycamore. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Nicholas (Cindy) Riedel, Seth (Jenny) Riedel and Rachel Riedel, plus three great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Lyssa Riedel; brother, Lorne (Betty) Romanko; and a sister, Elle (Lee) Hess, Henderson, Nevada. Alice was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Riedel, on July 5, 2014; three sisters, Renee Keller, Ruth Gier and Carolyn Stefanelli; plus a daughter-in-law, Deb Wood.
Alice attended grade school in Clear Hills, Alberta, Canada, at the Hasell School (grade 1-8). When Alice was 16 years old the family moved to Ohio where she attended Willard High School graduating with the class of 1948. She then went to school to be a x-ray technician working at Tiffin Mercy Hospital and Wyandot Memorial Hospital. She then started doing night classes in 1961 for five years graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1966 with a degree in elementary education and taught at the Sycamore Elementary School (grade K-2) during her career of teaching for 27 years.
For hobbies Alice loved to work in her garden, do oil paintings, loved quilting, mushroom hunting and collecting rocks. Alice and Arnold traveled to all 49 states and all the providences of Canada during their lifetime. They also wintered in Quartsite, Ariz., for 10 years.
A combined memorial service for Arnold and Alice will be held Saturday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church with the Rev. Amy Vittorio officiating. Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the memorial service. Alice donated her body to the Ohio State University College of Medicine for anatomical research.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, Mohawk Community Library or the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.
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