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Frank J. Riethman ANNA - Frank J. Riethman, 62, of Wenger Road, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at 9:56 p.m. at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 17, 1946, in McCartyville, the son of the late Mary E. (McClellan) and Albert F. Riethman.
On Oct, 17, 1970, he married Delores Ann Tipton at St. Mary of the Woods Church, Russells Point.
He is survived by his wife; three children and their spouses, Brian Riethman of Sidney, Stacie and Justin Sparks of Sidney and Roseann Riethman of Anna; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Bethany and Frank Riethman, Kaleb and Kyler Sparks, Summer Oaks and Abigail Ferryman.
He is also survived by three siblings and their spouses, Mary Louise and Louis Christman of Anna, Betty Jane Locker of Sidney and Joann and John Knueve of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers-in-law, Paul Locker and David Tipton.
Frank served six years with the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in McCartyville where he served as an usher.
He was a member of the Ohio Duroc Breeders Association and the Ohio Spotted Swine Association and was a past member and adviser of the McCartyville Producers 4-H Club, past president of the Shelby County Pork Producers and a past member and adviser of the Anna Young Farmers Association. He was a member of Anna High School's Class of 1965.
Mr. Riethman had been engaged in swine farming all of his working life and had also been employed at Freshway Foods in Sidney. Years ago, he worked at Airstream in Jackson Center. He enjoyed woodworking and had been a pioneer in developing the Duroc Swine breed in the state of Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church by the Rev. Pat Welsh. Burial will follow in the church cemetery in McCartyville.
Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Gehret Funeral Home, 64 Elm St., Fort Loramie, and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
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