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Craig Riedel

Craig A. Riedel, 89, of rural Nevada, died at 4:19 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
He was born in Sycamore, to Stanley H. and Helen (Walton) Riedel on Dec. 25, 1933. He married Bonnie (Miller) Riedel and they later divorced. He then married Patricia (Rothlisberger) Riedel on Dec. 27, 1986, and she survives in rural Nevada.
Surviving are the following children: Dennis Riedel, Wilder, Ky.; Brenda Hetzel, Oldsmar, Fla.; and Annette (Dan) Hollis, Gallatin, Tenn. Also surviving are three stepchildren: Julie (Mike) Keller, Upper Sandusky; Jill (Mike) Thiel, Upper Sandusky; and Jenni (Roger) Jury II, rural Upper Sandusky; plus 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Craig also has a brother, Tobe (Cindy) Riedel, Westerville; and two sisters, Carolyn (Dave) Sigler, rural Sycamore; and Cleone (Pete) Hummel, rural Sycamore. He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Claude Riedel, besides his parents.
Craig was a member of Union Salem Family Church. Growing up Craig attended Sycamore United Methodist Church. He was a 1951 graduate of Sycamore High School where he was the last living classmate, a 1966 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1971 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he received his master’s degree. Craig for 20 years was a teacher and principal in the Mohawk School System. He later in life worked at Timken, Bucyrus, and for ICP in Tiffin. In the summertime he painted for George Fadley Painting in Sycamore and Parker Brothers Painting in McCutchenville.
Craig was a 65-year member of Enterprise Lodge #579 F & A.M., Sycamore, where he served as master of the lodge in 1962 and 2012. He also was the district education officer in 2001 and district deputy grand master in 2004.
For a hobby, Craig loved to raise harness racing horses and attended all the harness racing events he could. He never missed the Little Brown Jug in Delaware. Craig loved to go to all of his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.
A celebration of Craig’s life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26, at Sycamore United Methodist Church from 2-5 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Craig Riedel Scholarship Fund for the Mohawk School system to foster future education among students. Checks can be made to Pat Riedel in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at

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