Ronald L. Riebel, 75, of New Bremen, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Columbus. He was the son of George Lewis and Frances (Hartman) Riebel.
Survivors include his son, Matthew (Laurie) Riebel of Dublin; daughter Julia (Dan) Sackett of Dade City, Fla.; grandchildren James Riebel of San Diego, Calif.; Megan Riebel of Dublin, Kyle Carey of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jessica Sackett of Dade City, Fla.; Paige Riebel, Chase Riebel and Julia Riebel, all of Delaware; and his sister Sandra “Amica” (Ralph Keys) Gomersall of Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Riebel owned and operated his dental practice in New Bremen for the past 45 years with his very dedicated hygienist and staff. He was a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Dentistry.
He was a Charter Member and active member of the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club, serving on many committees as both a Trustee and committee Chair. Doc volunteered with Rotary International’s Medicine Arm in Arms, traveling to Russia and Africa, providing dental services to the residents of remote areas.
He has had perfect attendance at weekly meetings since the NB/NK Rotary Club was chartered in 1989.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen and a member of the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club, the New Bremen Athletic Boosters, the Ohio Dental Association, the Ohio Gun Collectors Association and the Single Action Shooting Society.
He was a life member of the NRA and the National Muzzle Loading Association. He is a past grand marshall of the annual Bremenfest parade held in New Bremen. He served with the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1962.
He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, attending cowboy events, shooting and primitive camping.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang, officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services and directly following the services at a reception to be held in the Assembly Room in the Educational Building of St. Paul U.C.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club Foundation in memory of Dr. Riebel.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.