Wayne H. Rieth, age 86, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. He was born on October 7, 1932 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the son of Henry Jacob and Charlotte Skinner Rieth.
Wayne worked for the COOP for over twenty years and owned the Ark Valley Hatchery. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. Wayne was also a member of the VFW and the National American Game Bird Association.
On July 19, 1953 he married Melvena Fern Husband in Tangler, Oklahoma. She died on April 9, 2014.
Two Children Lisa Irwin of Pierceville, Kansas
Ed and Tammy Rieth of Garden City, Kansas
Seven Grandchildren Shasta Dobyns and Shawn Tramell of Castlerock, Colorado
Zack Irwin and Cassie Allen of Pierceville, Kansas
Zeb Irwin of Denver, Colorado
Devin and Julie Rieth of Hays, Kansas
Cameron Rieth of Colby, Kansas
Brennan Rieth of Pierceville, Kansas
One Sister Charlene Buck of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Five Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Dale Rieth; one sister, Alma Morgan.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-8 pm with the family present from 5-7.
Funeral services will be on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, Kansas.
Interment will follow immediately at the Pierceville Cemetery with military honors by the Kansas Army National Guard and the District 8 Honor Guard of the American Legion.
Memorials are suggested to the Pierceville Federated Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.