Francis J. Riedhammer

A funeral service was held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Francis J. Riedhammer, 81, of Langdon.

Francis Riedhammer

Posted on 5/29/15

He died May 25, 2015 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Interment at Saints Nereus & Achilleus Catholic Cemetery in Neche.

Francis Joseph was born March 14, 1934 to George and Agnes (Koehmstedt) Riedhammer in Wales. He attended school then went to work manufacturing grain bins in Nebraska. He married Irene Denault on August 16, 1958 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Nekoma. They moved to Butte, Mont. where he worked in the copper mines as he and Irene raised their family. After getting injured, they moved to Neche then to Langdon. He enjoyed fishing, picnicking, camping, and traveling to national parks. He was also a very good cook. He took care of his granddaughter, Rachel, when she was younger and loved to spoil her.

Surviving Francis are his wife, Irene, of Langdon; children: Elma Riedhammer of Langdon, Richard Riedhammer of Fargo, and Roy Riedhammer of Grand Forks; 5 grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Frances, and his siblings.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.

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