Richard Riley

Richard Riley, 89, Algona, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona. Memorial services are at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Algona, with the Rev. Dr. Loren Shellabarger officiating. Burial is in the Lu Verne Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post #2541 and the Haag-Turner American Legion Post #90 of Algona. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Friday at Lentz Funeral Home.

Richard Dean Riley, the son of Douglas and Sarah (Bordwell) Riley, was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Irvington. He graduated from Algona High School in 1947. Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a tank commander. After his military service, Richard worked at the Algona Creamery and then as an electrician for Snap-On Tools, retiring on Sept. 30, 1991. He was a member of the VFW Post #2541 of Algona and a charter member of the East Fork Walleye Club. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and attending his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews events.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory are his sister, Diane Kiley, Clarion; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Charles) Spurling of Goldfield, Angela (Douglas) Vinson of Fort Dodge, Gary Kiley of Vincent, David (Sandra) Riley of LaValle, Wis., Jane (Marvin) Jansen of Mallard, Steve (Rhonda) Hammen of Manson, Nick (Colette) Hammen of Pocahontas, Ben Hammen of Rockwell City, and Frank Hammen of Ruthven; and many great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Memorials may be made in Richard’s name and directed to the East Fork Walleye Club or the First Presbyterian Church, Algona.

Lentz Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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