Warren Rietberg

December 25, 1932 ~
January 6, 2021

​Warren E. Rietberg, age 88, of Grandville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois and son-in-law, Lou Guikema. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Constance Rietberg, David and Debra Rietberg, Carla and Henry Byma; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Emily and Brian TerHaar (Russell), Lindsay and Erik Greer (Elijah), Nathan Rietberg, Nicholas and Stephanie Byma, Brittany Byma and fiance, John Hunger; many nieces and nephews. Warren was a loving, gentle, and kind man, who loved his family, spending time at the cottage, traveling, and holiday celebrations. He had a great sense of humor and always with a twinkle in his eye. He was very active at Lee School and Eighth Reformed Church. Warren was a talented craftsman and enjoyed sharing his gifts with family and friends. A private family service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Eighth Reformed Church with Pastor Harry Koops officiating. Burial in Grandville Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Eighth Reformed Church.

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January 13, 2021 9:41am
Dear Connie, Dave and Deb, Carla and Hank and your children and grandchildren. I just saw your dad's obituary and I write this with tears in my eyes. What great memories I have of times with your mom and your dad and you too. Love the picture that was posted, it showed that special twinkle your dad had in his eyes especially for his "Rosie". I was in Texas when your mom passed away and have regret that I didn't get to see your dad at that time. Truly heaven's gain and your parents are together again, but the earthly loss is great too. I valued your parent's friendship and they helped me through some pretty rough times, but we had fun times too, especially at the cottage. I just went by it this past summer (my son-in-law's family just purchased a place on Hess Lake). Will be praying that God's love, peace, comfort and grace are with and your families. My deepest sympathy. Ruth

- Ruth Ringnalda

January 12, 2021 4:42pm
We were so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Connie and Carla. May God grant you grace upon grace and every consolation as you grieve the loss of his presence here on this earth. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. -Bev and Al

- Bev Kraker

January 11, 2021 11:45am
My sincere sympathy to you, Connie and Carla and family. Many times I would walk with your Mom and Dad at Rogers Plaza for exercise. Oh how I enjoyed those times with your folks. Mom filled me in on her two daughters, and dad would talk to me about sports. I always enjoyed speaking to him when we were together. As a relative (De Young or De Jonge side), Instructor at Lee High, and Umpire in softball when His girls were playing, I always enjoyed our conversations. May the Lord keep you close at this time, and your days and months ahead. I know what that is like; as I lost my wife less than seven months ago. She and I would talk to your folks alot at the annual Sept. luncheon reunions.

- James Groendyke

January 10, 2021 3:43pm
Dear Connie and family, I was sorry to see the passing of your dad/husband. I had only met him a couple of times but sure sounded like a great guy. Prayers for you all as you navigate life without him in the days ahead.

- Kim Wittenbach

January 10, 2021 3:00pm
What a guy! I was a neighbor of Warren , many times He would stop to talk as he came back from his bike ride. , He always could be seen riding that bike. He was a very kind man and the picture is exactly him. That smile, that twinkle in his eyes. Lately He was so discouraged about our world and how it had gone wrong, and so He is out of that world and God took him so now is rejoined with his dear wife, Lois and looking into the face of Jesus. Wilma Quist

- wilma quist

January 10, 2021 2:01pm
Rietberg family, you have our sympathy with you Dads passing. We had some times together working for Joe,your Dad was a great craftsman. May your many memories bring you comfort .

- Jay and Nancy Knoper

January 08, 2021 4:54pm
Rietberg Family, Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. What a Godly man your family was blessed with!! Such a beautiful legacy he leaves! Treasure that and continue on with fun in life in his honor! His eye will be twinkling because you are! Hugs to all!

- Pete and Cheri Byma

January 08, 2021 9:48am
Connie and Family, Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. His picture is exactly how I remembered him from 45 years ago with a smile. We pray the many happy memories bring you comfort.

- Mary Jane & Ken Woodburn

January 07, 2021 7:18pm
Connie, we were sorry to read that your dad had passed away. Remembering your folks, when we would see each other and I would bow down, people would look at me and wondered, what’s that about. Remembering your dad when he would stop at the hardware store he had a smile on his face that looked like he was up to something mysterious. We will be praying for you during these difficult days. Curt & Carol Stoel

- Curt and Carol Stoel

January 07, 2021 11:36am
Hello Warren Family, I got to know Warren during his construction days when he was working on projects at Gordon Food Service. Always a joy to talk with and appreciated his workmanship. His walk and talk reminded me very much of my Dad who died in 1978 so that was an incentive to stop and talk with him. Blessing to you.

- Rol Jager

January 07, 2021 9:47am
Connie and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I remember him as a really sweet dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love and Sympathy, Dan and Nancy ❤️

- Dan and Nancy DeBruin

January 07, 2021 9:46am
So sorry to here of your loss. I have so many memories of all the fun the family had at the lake. They were very special people.

- Rosalie Holtrop

January 07, 2021 9:43am
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We had so many great years being their neighbor at the lake. Your parents were very special. Ken and I loved watching all the fun your family had there.

- Rosalie Holtrop

January 06, 2021 8:41pm
Dave, Deb and your extended family...we are so sorry for your loss. Fathers are such special people, and your dad sounds like he was extra special. Praying for you all. Tim and Sharon

- Tim and Sharon Peters

January 06, 2021 5:54pm
I'm so sorry to hear of your dads passing he was a very nice guy. May Gods hand be around you and give you comfort.

- Terri Noel

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