Merlin  Riedel

age 94, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
Memorial service will be at 11 AM on Saturday, May 11 th at St. John Lutheran Church, Ramona with
Pastor Wanda Biel officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM on Friday at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel
with a prayer service at 7 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Online guestbook is at
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethel Foundation, Children's Care Hospital School or St.
John’s Cemetery, Ramona.
Merlin Allen Riedel was born January 12, 1930 in Concord Township, Lake County, near Ramona, to
Bruno & Marie (Rath) Riedel. He attended country school and graduated from Ramona High School.
Bumps married Beverly Monette on May 28, 1948. They farmed in the Ramona area until moving to
Madison in 1993.
Bumps is survived by his wife, Beverly of Madison; three sons, Richard (Julie) of Centennial, Colorado,
Douglas (Marcia) of Ramona and Daniel (Marilyn) of Ramona; three daughters, Nancy (Kevin) DeCurtins
of Madison, Lynette (Doug) Hessler of Brookings and Donna (Rodney) Jaton of Ramona; 22
grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Carol Jensen of
Beaumont, California and brother-in-law, David Monette of Ramona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold; two sisters, Fern Smit, Norma Finnie,
Myrtle Palmer and infant sister Vivian.

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