OBITUARY

George Anthony Rietman

May 9, 1945April 28, 2021
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George Rietman, 75 years old, of Freetown, Indiana went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. He was born May 9, 1945 to Ralph and Margaret Rietman in Cedar Lake, Indiana, attended Lowell High School and proudly served as staff Sargent in the US Army, 35th Infantry Division from 1967-1969 in Vietnam. George retired as a welder from LTV steel mill after 33 years, and again after 10 years as an ironworker, Local 22 Indianapolis. George is survived by his wife, Nancy (McConnell) Rietman, of Freetown, Indiana, daughter Heather (Scott) Bernth, of Chesterton, Indiana and four grandchildren: Megan, Nicole, Nolan and George, all of Chesterton, Indiana. For George Family meant everything. He enjoyed Bible study, hiking the hills of Brown County, trying new restaurants and riding his motorcycle with his many friends. He was an active member of the Nashville V.F.W. Post 6195 and the Freetown Church of Christ. The funeral service will be held on Monday (05/03) at 10:30 a.m. at the Freetown Church of Christ with Bro. Barry DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Christiansburg Cemetery in Brown County. Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Online condolences may be given at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Monday, May 3, 2021

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Brian H. Hoppes

May 1, 2021

Your buddies from 2nd Platoon, Snuffy, Schenk, Butch,The Kid, Chip and Hop salute and honor your courage, leadership and friendship. We shall not forget.

2nd Platoon
Charlie Co.
2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division

Gayle Fox-Herring

May 1, 2021

Rest In Peace to a good friend and a wonderful man!
My heartfelt love goes out to George's family and friends and hoping for them to experience a peaceful, and blessed grief recovery. We were all so lucky to have him in our lives.
Gayle Fox-Herring

Martha Gatlin

April 30, 2021

Always a smile and a kind word. A quiet man that I went to school with 1964. Grew up in Cedar Lake with. And was honored to call him my friend.

John (Rick) & Mary Perko

April 30, 2021

George will be missed so much. He was always smiling. He was part of our group that met for breakfast every Wednesday morning. He
was kind, caring and always a gentleman. A wonderful friend to many.

Chris Van Nada Riggle

April 30, 2021

Another high school friend sending condolences of comfort to his family.

jon Henning

April 30, 2021

Why is it that we don’t dwell on the inspiring presence of a loved one when they are with us? It seems that only when they “pass on” do the meaning and inspiration of their lives coalesce into fond memories, greater still they leave us with an afflicted heart that senses our great loss. George was a believer in the promises of Jesus and he revealed his faith to me and many others in the way he conducted his life. I suspect that much of his faith came from his exposure to deadly combat while serving in Vietnam. Regardless, George brought that faith home and he wore it like a comfortable garment and it effected all of us that had the privilege of knowing him. We may grieve-- but he does not ---for when the body sheds its earthly grab glory consumes us.

Dianne Willis

April 30, 2021

Tc George was a great person who will be missed by family and many friends. I will miss seeing and talking with him at family gatherings at Heather and Scott’s house for holidays and other celebrations as well as school events for the grandkids.

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