Evelyn Ruth Riedesel, 92, formerly of Tipton and Clarence, died on Friday, December 1, 2017 in the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 am, Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will be held in St. Paul Cemetery, Wheatland, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9:30 am until 11:00 am before the funeral. A memorial fund in Evelyn's honor has been established. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn was born on May 22, 1925 in Tipton, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frederick John and Edna Ruth Loomis Behrend. Evelyn attended Tipton High School and on April 17, 1943 she was united in marriage to Melvin "Dutch" Riedesel in Tipton. Evelyn was one of Jehovah's Witness in Anamosa and was a homemaker and a baby sitter.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Mary (Mrs. Dan) Levsen of Clarence, Iowa, sons; LeRoy (Mrs. Barbara) Riedesel of Clarence, Iowa and Robert (Mrs. Ronna) Riedesel of Clinton, Iowa; sister, Arlene Hines of Clarence, Iowa; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Melvin "Dutch" Riedesel), brothers, Robert, Richard, Melvin and Lee.
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