Lester P. Riess - Oronoco

ORONOCO — Lester P. Riess, 90, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Pine Haven Nursing Home in Pine Island.

Lester was born in Oronoco on May 6, 1919, to John and Alvina (Schwanke) Riess. He resided on a farm in Oronoco for 70 years. Lester married Emma Goeman on May 15, 1945.

Lester is survived by a son, Leslie (Sue) Riess of Cloquet, Minn.; three grandchildren, Kevin (Jessica) Riess of Eveleth, Minn., Paul (Melissa) Riess of Cloquet, Minn., and Nathan Riess of Woodbury, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Brayden Riess; and two brothers, Clarence (Marlene) Riess of Rock Dell, Minn., and Harold Riess of Brainerd, Minn.

Lester is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Emma; and his parents.

A Funeral Service for family and close friends will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Norman Wahl officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private family burial will be in Oronoco Cemetery.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester. (507) 289-3600