Laura Riedel, age 90 of Long Prairie returned to her Savior late Friday evening, Oct. 30, 2020 from the Centra Care Health in Long Prairie, MN.
She was born on the first day of September in 1930 in Eagle Bend, MN to parents, Louis and Lillie (Larson) Dent. Laura Edna was one of their five children. She graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1948. On September 21, 1949 Laura married the love of her life, Harold Riedel (on his twenty-sixth birthday) also in Eagle Bend. After a time living in Chicago, they returned to Minnesota and settled in Coon Rapids and later Elk River while running a business. After returning to Todd County, they lived for a time in Clotho, MN and then Long Prairie where they ran a shoe repair business. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church where Laura enjoyed attending many Bible studies over the years. She knew the gospels well. She also was busy raising their six children and attending their many activities. Laura loved to take them on yearly family camp-outs and take them fishing. Going to dances and listening to the music Harold played. She loved to work out in her flower garden. During the winter months she kept busy quilt-tying mission quilts at church, coloring art projects and solving puzzles. She was very proud of her family and especially loved to spoil her grand and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, August (Marsha) Riedel of Clarissa, Virignia (Brad) Schoeder of Sun City, AZ, Patty (Jim) Ostendorf and Marchell (Blair) Anderson, all of Long Prairie, Debra Prill of Little Falls and Mark (Tina) Riedel of Long Prairie; 17 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Clementson of Long Prairie, Louis (Darlene) Dent, Jr. of Wyoming and Lloyd (Bert) Dent of Mansfield, OH; many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold in 2014, 2 great granchildren, Kylee Leagjeld and Tyler Thom and a brother, Glenn Dent.
The public is invited to a visitation for Laura on Wednesday evening, Nov. 4 from 5 – 7 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and to a graveside service on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 pm at the Trinity Cemetery in Long Prairie with Rev. Noah Wehrspann officiating. Interment is at the cemetery following the service with honorary pallbearers by her granddaughters, Kami Leagjeld, Shannon Douvier, Rachel Sullivan, Amy Brichacek, Corinne Nei, Angela Feigum, Misty Baker, Wendy Browen, Kayla Quistorff. Active bearers are grandsons, Adam & Lance Riedel, Jeremy Schoeder, Otis Ostendorf, Stacy Riedel, Amos Ostendorf, Andrew Prill and Cody Riedel.