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David “Dave” Rieber

April 15, 1940 - April 13, 2020


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    Pat Vanzant says

    To: Paulette Harralson,
    I’m so sorry to read of your brother Dave’s passing. My condolences to the entire family.
    May your memories bring you joy to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you and praying that you find comfort.

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    Pat Vanzant says

    Paulette Harralson:
    I’m so sorry to read of your brothers passing. My condolences to you and your entire family. I hope that your many memories will comfort you during this difficult time.
    Praying for all of you.

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    Cindy Gentry says

    So sorry for your loss! I worked with Dave at Wesselmans .He was a great guy. Prayers for your family!

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    April Jennings says

    Prayers for the family. I worked with Dave at the Wesselmans office. He sure will be missed by a lot of people.

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    Blain Newman says

    Shirley & family,
    I’m very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you and comfort you.

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      Shirley Rieber says

      Thank you Blain. It’s really good to hear from you. I hope you and your family are doing well.

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    Shirley Rieber says

    I loved Dave with my heart and soul, through the best of times, and the worst of times. He’s the only person that could make me feel the depths of anger and the depths of love, along with several other feelings, all at the exact same moment. His style of both personality and love for others, was definitely his own. He was a very unique and very good man. In his later years, grumpy on the outside with a warped sense of humor, but still soft, warm and giving on the inside. He has my heart forever.

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      Jason Brown says

      So sorry for your loss. We will be praying g for you and the rest of the family.

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    Kathy Allen says

    Shirley and family. So sorry for your loss. Not sure if you remember me from Flair, but Dave was my Supervisor for a long time. Kathy Allen

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      Shirley J Rieber says

      Thank you Kathy, and yes, I remember you well. Dave enjoyed working with everyone at Flair very much and missed the people there very much having leaving. I hope you are doing well.

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    Don Hunker says

    My deepest sympathy to the Rieber family. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Donald Hunker and family.

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    Nick Bailey says

    I know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

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    Shirley J Rieber says

    Thank you Kathy, and yes, I remember you well. Dave enjoyed working with everyone at Flair very much and missed the people there very much having leaving. I hope you are doing well.

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    NAncy Mayer says

    I am so sorry to see this. The last time I saw him was the reunion we had for my brothers birthday, seems like a short time ago. My prayers are with the family

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    Craig Zeunges says

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Craig Zeunges

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    Kelly Williams says

    Praying for your family in these tough times.

    Having lost my Dad and Grandparents, I know the memories are both sweet and bittersweet.

    Kelly Williams

    Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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David “Dave” Rieber, 79, passed away on April 13, 2020. He was born on April 15, 1940 to Julius and Louise Rieber in Evansville, Indiana.

Dave was well known for his sarcasm and his dry, witty sense of humor. He also had a very competitive spirit. Dave loved to play golf and cards. His favorite card game to play was clabber. Dave was very family oriented and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was also a Veteran. Dave became a Lutheran later in life.

Dave is survived by his wife of 29 years Shirley Rieber; his children Kim Shockley, Susan Klodowski, Julie (Stephen) Henning, Diane Rieber, Jacob (Candice) Hughes, Mitchell (Dalynn) Rieber, and Mason (Heather) Rieber; his grandchildren Justin (Heather), Kaylee, Christopher, Clifton, Kelsey, Josh (Taylor), Amanda (Robert), Brenden, and Gracie; his great-grandchildren Beckah, Bobby, Charlie, Addison, Myles, and Jace; his sisters Judy (Nick) Wolf, Paulette Harralson, and Donna (Jerry) Greenwood; his brother-in-law David Hillenbrand; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Carly.

Dave was preceded in death by his son David Rieber; his parents; and his siblings Betty Hillenbrand and John Rieber.

No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the family towards his medical bills at