Betty D. (McHenry) Riedel

Born: Thu., Aug. 30, 1923
Died: Sat., Jan. 28, 2012


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 01, 2012
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Feb. 01, 2012
Location: N. William St. Location

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Betty D. Riedel

August 30, 1923 – January 28, 2012

Betty D. Riedel, 88, of South Bend, formerly of River Park, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Sanctuary of Holy Cross. Betty was born August 30, 1923, in South Bend, to the late William L. and Sarah Leota (Tobey) McHenry. On April 19, 1942 in South Bend, Betty married Dale M. Riedel, who preceded her in death on July 7, 1982. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judith A. Riedel, on March 23, 1987, a son, David M. Riedel, on June 7, 2004, two sisters, Winnifred Crook, Geraldine McHenry, and a brother, Garland McHenry. Betty is survived  by a daughter,  Marcia Riedel-Cramer of Niles, MI, one son, Dennis (Sherry) Riedel of Elkhart, IN, daughter-in-law, Pricilla Riedel, of St Joseph, MI, nine grandchildren, Jonelle Riedel, Cara (Jim) Lupa, Amy Riedel, Marc (Jill) Riedel, Kimberly (Richard) Blake, Danielle (Tony) Riegel, Derin Keim, Angie Keim-Lirette, Stacey (Brian) Marsh, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Betty retired from Ivy Tech as a librarian technician. She was a longtime member of Zion United Church of Christ. For those who knew her, she was not a frail little lady but quite ornery, one that was not afraid to speak her peace. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm. Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, with Rev. Wendy Bruner officiating. Burial will follow at Highland cemetery. Friends may call from 11am. till the time of services on Wednesday. In Betty’s memory contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 4220 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Ste 210, Mishawaka, IN 46545-1440 or to American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Northwest Indiana Office, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Northwest Indiana Office
130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545

The Center for Hospice Care
4220 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Ste 210, Mishawaka, IN 46545-1440

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Marsha Plant Healy
   Posted Wed February 01, 2012
Dear Marcia and family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Mrs. Riedel's beautiful smile. And remember, to consider that after the death of the body the spirit perishes is like imagining a bird in a cage would be destroyed when the cage is broken , The bird has nothing to fear from the destruction of the cage. Our body is like the cage, and the spirit is like the bird. We see that without the cage the bird is free and will continue to exist.

Marsha Healy