Archie William Riedlinger, 77, passed away on October 24, 2017, at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. A memorial mass will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, October 30, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit with Fr. Greg Luger officiating. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 29, from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Archie was born January 7, 1940, to William Jr. and Martha (Scheuffele) Riedlinger of Hebron, ND. He was raised and educated in rural Hebron, ND. Archie married Anita Sebastian October 22, 1960 in Hebron. He started working for the North Dakota Highway Department at age 18 and worked for them for 38 years. Through the years, Archie enjoyed outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hunting, wood working and in the later years spending time tinkering on his rural land near Hebron.
Archie is survived by Anita, his wife of 57 years; his daughter Tana (John) Pendergast, Bismarck; son Robby (Katherine) Riedlinger, Chico, CA; son Russell (Bonnie) Riedlinger, Fargo; three grandchildren, Christopher (Katherine) Pendergast Bismarck; Ryan Riedlinger, Chico, CA; Garrett Riedlinger, Chico, CA; and one great-grandchild, Carter Pendergast, Bismarck.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Marie Riedlinger; parents William and Martha Riedlinger, brothers: Elmer Riedlinger, Armin and Marilyn Riedlinger, Delbert Riedlinger, Dennis Riedlinger; In-laws:Frank and Teckla Sebastian, Bernard Sebastian, Norman Sebastian; and grandchild, Hannah Riedlinger.
In lieu of flowers memorials or donations are preferred to the Arthritis Foundation.