March 23, 1953 - March 16, 2021
Edward Lee "Ed" Riedesel 70, son of Phillip Jackson and Effie Marie Rotramel Riedesel, died Tuesday March 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1950 south of Bolivar on the farm of his maternal grandparents. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Kansas then returned to the Bolivar area in 1963 where they lived on the family farm that later became Ed's. He graduated from Bolivar High School class of 1967 On Dec 14, 1982 Ed was united in marriage to Barbara A. Bickers, who he enjoyed sharing his life on the farm and traveling with. He retired as a business agent from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 101 after 40+ years. He then poured all his time into raising cattle and pursuing his lifelong passion of expanding the farm. He loved hunting, fishing and just hanging out with family and friends. We will all remember those infamous fish fries and how Ed would keep us laughing with all his life stories. For anyone lucky enough to know Ed, he was one of the kindest men many of us will ever know. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Effie, one sister, Helen, paternal grandparents Phillip Marcus and Susie Eberle Riedesel, and maternal grandparents Lawrence and Effie Parkison Rotramel. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his children: Quent and his wife Misty Riedesel, Leslie and her husband David White, Shannon Parsons, stepdaughter Bobbie Bickers Delozier; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind 2 sisters, Sandra Parks and husband Owen, and Sherry Riedesel and husband Daniel Kauffman of Otis OR. To sum it up Ed loved life and people. He will be greatly missed by all who admired and loved him. In keeping with Ed's wishes no services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be made at Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar MO where arrangements have been entrusted.
Edward Lee "Ed" Riedesel 70, son of Phillip Jackson and Effie Marie Rotramel Riedesel, died Tuesday March 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1950 south of Bolivar on the farm of his... View Obituary & Service Information
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