Alfred A Riedmann, Jr.

Alfred A Riedmann, Jr.
June 12, 1928 – February 8, 2021

Alfred A Riedmann, Jr., born June 12, 1928, peacefully passed away February 8th, 2021 having lived a full and vibrant life.

Alfred, also known as Al or ‘Big Al’ was born in South Omaha to Alfred Sr & Francis Vacek & was proud of his roots & heritage. Big Al was one of 8 children.  Two survive:  Irene Van Moorleghem & Lou Riedmann.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Shirley Simpson Riedmann and by his siblings:  Lory Riedmann, George Riedmann, Madge Panowicz, Ruth Elsasser & Francis Quistad. After a tour in the US Marines, Al began his career in the family business, Willow Springs Bottling.  He then spent most of his business life (over 44 years) in real estate finishing his career with the N P Dodge Company.  He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 49 years and touched many lives through this program.

Al was known for his unending curiosity about most things in life… and could talk to you about a myriad of topics but especially Omaha, farms & he had to be the originator of ‘Dad jokes.’  Al will be remembered by many to as the guy who always handed out chocolates or gold dollars.

Most of all Al loved & was proud of his 6 children who he leaves behind:  Michael Riedmann (Coleen), Lorene Magoulas (Mike): Alfred Riedmann III (Krissy): Mary Kay Hansen (Dave); Shirley Manthey (Rick) & Theresa Johnson (Jay).  He also treasured his 13 Grandchildren & many Great Grandchildren.  Al had numerous friends in many areas in his life and especially Mickey Bassler.

Services will be Friday, February 12, 2021 at Waters Edge Church 19600 Harrison, Gretna, NE  68028.  Family will receive visitors at 10am with the service to begin at 11:00 and a luncheon in the church meeting hall afterwards.  The service will be broadcast online at: and

In lieu of flowers donations are welcomed to Waters Edge Church (19600 Harrison, Gretna, NE  68028) or Siena Francis House (1702 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE  68102).


  • Pauline Bischoff Posted February 9, 2021 5:50 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Shirley, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and family!!

  • Mark Enholm Posted February 9, 2021 9:19 pm

    My sincerest symphonies to the Riedmann family on your loss of “Big Al”. May God grant each of you the Peace and Understanding that can only come from the Good Lord. I hope that Shirley and his Brothers and Sisters were there to greet him at the gates of Heaven

  • Deb and Kevin Power Posted February 9, 2021 9:42 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Al’s wonderful personality, his jokes and his gold dollars. He was always quick with a hug and a compliment and will be missed! We need more Als in the world! All our love the Power Family. Deb, Kevin Paloma and Viveca

  • Scott nad Helen VanMoorleghem Posted February 11, 2021 12:29 pm

    When I was a little kid Uncle Al always greeted me the same way. Saying “Thats sgott (replacing got with sgott) to be my favorite nephew” while simultaneously crushing my hand with his handshake. I’m sure he did something similar to all his nephews and nieces. He always had a story to tell. We will all miss him.

  • David and Kathy Quistad Posted February 11, 2021 3:13 pm

    Hi “Uncle Al,” We know you can hear us and that you’re in a good place. Just want you to know how much we appreciate all the person you were while here on earth. Always welcoming, always glowing with positive spirit and never without a surprise up your sleeve. You relentlessly kept us on our toes, trying to keep up . . .smiling all the while. We will miss you. Say “hi” to aunt Shirley. Our love to you both. Dave and Kathy

  • The Amerian Legion Family Posted February 19, 2021 7:07 pm

    On behalf of The American Legion Family, we send caring thoughts to the family of Mr. Riedmann for your sad loss. Alfred is “Gone but Not Forgotten” by this organization of volunteers for Veterans, the Military and their families. The local Legion Post can place a memorial weekend flag or marker on his grave. From members of District 8, Nebraska.

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