Katheryn Riedel, age 82 of McHenry, passed away on December 9, 2020. She was born on March 2, 1938 to Elmer and Mildred (Tuschen) Rieck in Chicago, IL. Katheryn was united in marriage to Richard A. Riedel, Jr. on December 3, 1960.
Katheryn worked as a nurse at Lutheran General Hospital when it first opened, and then transitioned into medical records for Catholic Charities of Chicago. Her favorite pastimes included bridge, crossword puzzles and Jeopardy. She loved getting together with friends through-out her life and enjoyed traveling with them as well as reconnecting with high school friends later in life. She loved being a grandmother and enjoyed all family holidays.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Richard) Walke, Mark (Juli) Riedel, Christine (Patrick) Maher, and Carolyn (Paul) Handzel: her grandchildren, Kellie, Jessica, Cassidy, Alyssa, Sean, Megan, Sarah, Courtney, and Katie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her parents.
A Memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 3:30 -4:00 pm at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL. Funeral service will follow.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory in McHenry, IL. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Katheryn on her tribute wall.