VAN WERT, Ohio - Richard T. Riegel, 72, of Van Wert, died at 3:13 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born March 18, 1938, Amanda, Ohio, to the late Effie (Costlow) Riegel and Talmadge Riegel. In 1962, he married Judy (Grubbs) Riegel who survives of Van Wert.

Other survivors include his children, Michael Riegel of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Scott Riegel of Columbus, Ohio; his brother-in-law, Larry (Nancy) Grubbs of Rochester, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Linda Eckelberry of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Deb Riegel of Columbus; a niece, Alicia (Hugh) Busboom of Minnesota; a nephew, Brian (Rachel) Grubbs of Minnesota, and a granddaughter, Alexis Riegel.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Riegel.

He was an agricultural chemical technical sales representative until his retirement. He was a 1962 graduate of OSU in Columbus, a life member of the Van Wert Elks, a member of Willow Bend Country Club, Van Wert, and the OSU Alumni Association.

Private family services will be held at a later date. No visitation is planned.

Preferred memorial is Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center OR American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. Condolences may be sent to