April 15, 2024

Michael W. Riedel, 62, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Liberal, Kansas.

He was born May 30, 1954 at Lyons, KS, the son of Clarence and Avis (Miller) Riedel.

Mike was a graduate of Claflin High School, Class 1972, and went on to graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas University, class of 1976. Mike went to work with Northern Natural Gas, living in Ulysses, KS before being transferred to Liberal in 1980. After working with Northern Natural/Enron he then went to work with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline where he was an Environmental Specialist. Mike enjoyed KU sports, hunting & fishing, visiting zoos, cruising in his corvette and traveling. He was a member of the NRA, Life Member of the KU Alumni Association, Liberal Corvette Club, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Institute, and was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus where he enjoyed calling Bingo on Monday evenings. Mike also held a Black Belt in Karate and was a connoisseur of fine Scotch. He was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church of Liberal.

Mike is survived by his Father- Clarence of Hutchinson, KS and his Brother- Alan Riedel of Garden City, KS.
He was preceded in death by his Mother- Avis Riedel and one Brother- Kevin Riedel.

There will be no public viewing.

A Vigil service will be held at 6:00 pm Friday September 30, 2016 at the Miller Mortuary Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:00 am Saturday October 1, 2016 at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal, KS. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Claflin, KS.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Knights of Columbus – PO Box 1363 Liberal, KS 67905 and the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo- PO Box 1693 Garden City, KS 67846