Mary ‘Ellen’ Riehle

Mary "Ellen" Riehle, 76, of Dousman, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.

Ellen was a graduate of Waukesha High School and a former member and past president of the Liberty Belles Homemakers Club. She was also very involved with the family tree farm and the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association.

Ellen is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard; sons, Rick (Paula) Riehle and John Riehle; her grandchildren, Madeline and MacKenzie; and her brothers, Fred (Shirley) Gerdes and Bob Gerdes. She is further survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo and Irma Gerdes.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, March 1, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Interment will be private on Tuesday at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

Memorials are suggested to the Waukesha Memorial Cancer Center, St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Helenville or the Dousman Gun Club Hunter Safety Program.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit online at