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Obituary of Wayne H. Rieth

Garden City


Wayne H. Rieth, age 86, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas.  He was born on October 7, 1932 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the son of Henry Jacob and Charlotte Skinner Rieth.


Wayne worked for the COOP for over twenty years and owned the Ark Valley Hatchery.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War.  Wayne was also a member of the VFW and the National American Game Bird Association.


On July 19, 1953 he married Melvena Fern Husband in Tangler, Oklahoma.  She died on April 9, 2014.


Survivors include:

Two Children Lisa Irwin of Pierceville, Kansas

Ed and Tammy Rieth of Garden City, Kansas

Seven Grandchildren Shasta Dobyns and Shawn Tramell of Castlerock, Colorado

Zack Irwin and Cassie Allen of Pierceville, Kansas

Zeb Irwin of Denver, Colorado

Devin and Julie Rieth of Hays, Kansas

Cameron Rieth of Colby, Kansas

Brennan Rieth of Pierceville, Kansas

One Sister Charlene Buck of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Five Great Grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Dale Rieth; one sister, Alma Morgan.


Visitation will be on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-8 pm with the family present from 5-7.


Funeral services will be on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, Kansas.


Interment will follow immediately at the Pierceville Cemetery with military honors by the Kansas Army National Guard and the District 8 Honor Guard of the American Legion.


Memorials are suggested to the Pierceville Federated Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main  St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.

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