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In Memory of Muriel Riley


One hour prior to the funeral mass

Funeral Services

11AM Monday, July 30, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hammond.

Muriel June Riley, age 89 of Hammond died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Arthur Rose in New Richmond. Muriel was born on May 27, 1923 in St. Paul; the daughter of Ben and Helen (Niederoski) Salkiewicz. She was raised in New Richmond where she graduated from high school. On August 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Edward “Ted” Riley at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Richmond.  She worked for the Daylight Store in New Richmond earlier in life and as the bookkeeper for the feed mill in Hammond. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, reading, golfing and bowling. Muriel will be remembered as a devoted homemaker who had a sound faith as a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ted, children Don (Debbie) Riley, St. Paul, Greg (Karen) Riley, Madison, Jean (Karl) Spott, Clayton, nine grandchildren Sarah (Bret) Walsh, David (Caryn) Riley, Jonathan (Katie) Riley, Heidi Riley, Thor Riley, Amanda Riley, Reed (Krista) Shipley, Nadine Shipley, Ross Shipley, eight great grandchildren,  sister Donna Geurkink of Woodville, sisters/brothers-in-law Ollie Riley, Rosemary Vanda, Kelly Strand, Helen (Pat) Donahue, and many loved nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Elaine Riley, brother Nilen Salkiewicz, brothers-in-law Stan Geurkink, Jack Riley, Lyle Strand, and Les Vanda.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Monday July 30 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond with Fr. Jerry Harris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with casket bearers being her grandsons and grandson-in-law. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at church Monday morning. Memorials preferred. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin. 

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