Richard Henry Kiehna

November 20, 1957March 18, 2012

Richard Henry Kiehna, age 54, of Spotsylvania, Virginia passed away peacefully Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Anderson, South Carolina. Richard was born on November 20, 1957 in St. Anns, Missouri, son of Wayne and Catherine Kiehna.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Candra Stroud Kiehna of Spotsylvania, VA; three children Joseph Henry of Asheville, NC, Kyra Beth of Richmond, VA and Margaret Anne of Spotsylvania, VA; four brothers and sisters-in-law: Lawrence and Teri Kiehna of Collierville, TN, James and Elisa Kiehna of Charlotte, NC, John Kiehna and Beverly Barnett of Johnson City, TN, Robert and Deborah Kiehna of Greeneville, TN; and one sister Karen Kiehna of Mars Hill, NC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Catherine Spitz Kiehna.

Richard was a graduate of Greeneville High School and went on to own and manage Colony Pest Control of Fredericksburg, VA. He was also actively involved in a broad range of outdoor adventure activities including canoeing, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, and motorcycle riding. He was a strong advocate and supporter of the Friends of the Rappahannock, Adventure Riders, and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, VA.

Visitation will be at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, March 23rd at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Greeneville, TN with Rev. Jim Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Greenelawn Memory Gardens.

His pallbearers will be Robert Kiehna, James Kiehna, Larry Kiehna, Jack Kiehna, Mark Anderson, Shawn Dautant, and Kevin Ortner.

A memorial service will be held in Fredericksburg, Virginia at a later date.

In honor of Richard, donations can be made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 23, 2012

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Ken Ivey

March 25, 2013

Rick was one of the kindest men I have ever known. I miss him greatly every time I ride. Thank You Rick for being a Great Friend to me. Your void will never be filled...........

Ken Ivey

George V

March 19, 2013

Rick, You are missed. George


March 17, 2013

Thank you Rick. You were one of the good ones.

November 10, 2012


Pat Breme

March 27, 2012

Richard was a dear man and the REALTOR Association was proud to have his company as an affiliate member.Richard was always very supportive of FAAR events. We will miss him.

Bob Sargeant

March 27, 2012

Richard and I were both long-term members of Friends of the Rappahannock and it was always a pleasure to see him at a meeting, canoe trip or social event.

Amy McDavid

March 27, 2012

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray for God's healing arms to hold all of you.

Sue Rihn

March 26, 2012

I am so saddened to hear of Rick's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
Sue Rihn, BMW MOA Ambassador & Director

March 25, 2012

My condolences to the Kiehna family and friends of Rick.
Roger P. Bump Jacksonville, FL

Keith Kiernicki

March 24, 2012

I met Rick at his RDV ADV Rally. A truly great man that will be greatly missed.