Mervin H. Riecken
Date of Birth
November 29, 1938
Elkhorn, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 13, 2019
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Thursday, January 17, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Mervin H. Riecken, 80, of Ashland, NE, died Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home in Ashland, NE.  He was born November 29, 1938 in Elkhorn, NE to Leroy and Laura (Paasch) Riecken.  Mervin attended District 48 country school until the 2nd grade and then went to Wann Elementary.  He graduated from Ashland High School in 1956.  On March 11, 1960, Mervin married Patsy Ann Hosch in Fremont, NE and they made their home in Fremont until they moved to Ashland in 1973.

Mervin was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather and a farmer.  Through the years, he worked at Kelly’s IGA Grocery Store as an assistant manager and Old Home Bread Company until he started farming full-time in 1973.  He also worked at Lyman Richey Sand & Gravel while farming.  Mervin enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and softball with the Wann Bombers.  He also loved horses, hunting, fishing and bowling.

He is survived by wife of 58 years, Patsy Riecken; sons, Scott (Rhonda) Riecken of Ashland, Mike (Niki) Riecken of Gretna and Matt (Ann) Riecken of Ashland; grandchildren, Charly (Patrick) Spangler, Serena (Justin) Hagedorn, Morgan Riecken, Kendall Riecken, Rayce Riecken, Michaela (Patrick) Mencke, Taylor Riecken, Brody Riecken and Dylan Riecken; great-grandchildren, Kasen Spangler Ruari Mencke and Emery Hagedorn; brother, Harlan (Cathy) Riecken; sister, Kathy Bowman.

He was preceded in death by parents, Leroy and Laura Riecken.

Condolences for Mervin H. Riecken
  1. Vana Rogers
    • January 16, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Pat and Family – Surely thinking of you and your family at this time. Hold close all the great memories. Hugs to you.

  2. Sue Riecken
    • January 16, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Dear Pat,
    So sorry for your loss, but he’s not hurting anymore. My heart goes out to you and the boys and their families. Thinking of you.

  3. Charles Karloff
    • January 17, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Blessings and love. Chuck and Doris Karloff

  4. Doug haase
    • January 21, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Patsy so sorry. Our
    sympathy..Doug and carol.

  5. Duane Divis
    • February 4, 2019 - 2 years ago

    Pat and Family,
    As a member of the Wann Bombers softball team, Merv was always fun to be around and a true gentleman. Even though it has been 40 years since we played together on the team he was like part of the family. Thanking of you.

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