Fred Arden Riegel

By | January 31, 2020

Fred Arden Riegel, age 88, of Jackson, passed away Jan. 30, 2020. He was born Nov. 9, 1931 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Walter Ben Riegel and Garnet (Martindale) Riegel. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Don and William Riegel. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma E. (Leach) Riegel; his sons, Steve (Tammy) Riegel, Todd (Kim) Riegel and daughter, Terri Matchett; grandchildren, Angie Riegel, Kristi (TJ) McDonald, Cody (Valery) Riegel and Tanner Riegel; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Dillon, Braylan, Jennalynn, Emma, Ella and Easton. 

Fred served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge he worked as a carman and retired from DT&I in Jackson and later in life owned Riegel’s Marathon Service Station that was located on Broadway across from the Memorial Building. After selling the service station, Fred held the position of Franklin Township Trustee for many years. In his retirement years he enjoyed camping and taking trips with his friends. He enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles and planting a garden every year. But his most cherished memories would be spending time playing cards, games and having cookouts with all his family and he always loved having the grandchildren spend the night and cooking breakfast for them the next morning. Fred was loved by his friends and family and will be missed very much. 

Jack Hughes who was a lifelong friend and also the Pastor of Faith Ministry Church where Fred was a member will be officiating the services. Family will receive friends at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 from 3 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at 2 p.m. with graveside service to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to