McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


John M. Rieck

January 1, 1927August 27, 2019

John M. Rieck, 92, of Gladstone, MO passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

A graveside service will be conducted in his honor at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 906 2400 Ave, Abilene, KS.

John served in the United States Navy as an aircraft radio and radar operator in World War II. Following his service, his early working life was spent selling advertising for the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. He married Lois Marie Adam on January 17, 1948 and they spent 61 years together before her passing. In 1963 John and his family moved to Manhattan, KS where he found a career in specialty sales and merchandising. He moved to Gladstone, MO in 1967 to facilitate the air travel required for his work.

He was a proud parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. His hobbies included gardening, gathering glacier rocks, and birdwatching.

He is preceded in death by his wife; son, Michael Rieck; infant daughter, Mary Rieck; brothers, James Rieck, Thomas Rieck, and Joseph Rieck; sisters, Madeline Casper, Ruth Casper, and Marcella Jones; and grandson, Raymond Stilley.

He leaves behind his son, Patrick (Debby) Rieck; daughters, Theresa Stilley and Celia Neumann; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Patrick (Debby) Rieck, Son
  • Theresa Stilley, Daughter
  • Celia Neumann, Daughter
  • 9 Grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019


John M. Rieck

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