Lori Lynn Riha

Lori Lynn Riha

November 15, 1968 – July 27, 2022

Lori was preceded in death by her mother, Pam Buhl; her father, Jesse Vrtiska; and sister, Lisa.  She is survived by her son, Dan Riha (Melissa); her sisters, Kim Augustyn (E.J.) and Kristin Peterson (Mark); her brother, Philip Augustyn (Jennifer); significant partner, Frank Riha; nieces: Lily, Lexi, Presley, Remi, and Sidney; nephew, Delaney; several aunts: Pat Hayes, Linda Vrtiska, and Theresa Pignotti (Ray); uncle, Terry Vrtiska; her Grandma Charlotte Shopen; and many friends and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, Lori has requested memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society.

VISITATION: Friday, August 5th from 4pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by CELEBRATION OF LIFE at 6pm.  To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • LeAnn White Posted July 30, 2022 8:52 pm

    Prayers for peace over the entire family.

  • Gordon & Mary Linden Posted July 31, 2022 5:55 pm

    Our sympathies in your great loss. Lori was a lovely person. I remember how lovingly her Great Grandma Pearl always poke of her. May she rest peacefully in our Lord’s lap.
    Gordon & Mary Linden-Teachers from Genoa Public Schools, Genoa, NE

  • Scott Linden Posted August 1, 2022 9:11 am

    My sympathies for your loss.
    Scott Linden – Classmate, class of 1987 Genoa, NE

  • Travis & Nikki Thompson Posted August 5, 2022 5:56 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Danny and all the family. May Lori rest in peace and have comfort in eternal life with those who celebrate her homecoming. She leaves behind the wonderful memories we each have of time spent with her. A memorial issued to CHS in memory. Sending hugs to you all. ~ Cousin Travis

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