Carl F. Riess (95) of Altamont

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Published on January 29 2014 2:48 pm

Carl F. Riess, 95, of Altamont, formerly of Effingham, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, IL. 
 
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center Heart to Heart. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is in charge of arrangements.
 
Carl was born on Monday, April 22, 1918 in Abschwangen, Germany to Franz Gustav and Berta Tietz Riess. He married Ruth Jesgarz on November 29, 1947 and she survives. He immigrated to the United States in April 1952 through the Lutheran Church Sponsorship Program. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont. He lived for many years in Effingham until moving to Lutheran Care Center.
 
He is survived by his two grandchildren, Joseph (Hope) Zingg, Tasha Zingg, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Annerose Riess, one brother and two sisters.
 
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com