Delbert W. Riegle

October 9, 1924November 25, 2018
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Delbert W. Riegle, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:40 PM Sunday November 25, 2018 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Delbert was born October 9, 1924 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Earl D. and Mertie L. (Williamson) Riegle.

He had retired in 1989 from the Dayton Power & Light Company where he had been employed for 34 years as a Lineman. Also he had farmed for 32 years in the Washington Township area.

Delbert was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army and a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Brothers Lawrence “L.D.” Riegle and Glen Riegle and Sisters Mary Burke, Bernice Gordon and Aileen Hughs.

Delbert is survived by his wife Lavona E. (Overholser) Riegle of Greenville. They were married February 14, 1948. Also children Daniel D. (Teresa) Riegle of Mattoon, Illinois, Susan E. Riegle of Greenville and Lori J. (Christopher) Delk of St. Louis, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday December 1, 2018 in the Trinity Wesleyan Church 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastors Rick Kavanaugh and Wes Lynch co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care of Darke County, Ohio.


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Delbert W. Riegle

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Pam Brunton

December 1, 2018

Well, I am late but that is to be expected right? My memory is of laughter. Delbert had a contagious laugh and smile!! He cared, he prayed, he loved the Lord. I loved to be around him even though it wasn't often. Heaven gained a beautiful man!!

Lucinda Conley

November 28, 2018

Lavona, Dan, Susie, Lori, We are privileged to have know such a Godly man! We have fond memories of his positive outlook and wonderful smile. What a comfort in knowing he is with our Heavenly Father!
Love to you all,
Don & Lucinda(Miller) Conley and Judy(Miller) Ehler

Thomas Riegle

November 28, 2018

Wow! What is there "not" to say about Uncle Deb! From the ever so early (1950's) backyard cookouts on Walnut St. in Greenville to the Riegle Family Reunions in the Greenville city park of today. He will be missed as much as my dad! Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Doris Aultman

November 28, 2018

The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution thanks Delbert for his service to America.

Jason Sears

November 27, 2018

Every Sunday he was there with a smile on his face and a handshake and hug for me. Truly one of the greatest people I’ve ever known, a wonderful man I met at Trinity Wesleyan Church.

Julie Deering

November 27, 2018

My biggest and best memory of Uncle Deb is always seeing a huge smile on his face and happy attitude. Always such a joy to be in his presence. He showed kindness to everyone. He is truly missed but I know he is always near by. Love to Uncle Deb and all his loved ones....