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: www.YouTube.com/WEOmaha and www.Facebook.com/WEOmaha
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).