Christian E. Riehl, 76, of 355 Newport Road, Leola, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at home. Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Ephraim D. and Rebecca S. Esh Riehl. He was the husband of Priscilla F. Petersheim Riehl. He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Also surviving are: nine children, Samuel F. husband of Susie King Riehl, Leola, Rebecca S. wife of Jonathan Esh, Ronks, Mary P. wife of Daniel Stoltzfoos, Bird-in-Hand, Ephraim D. husband of Rebecca Stoltzfus Riehl, New Holland, Christian E. Jr. husband of Lena Esh Riehl, Millersburg, Priscilla F. wife of Omar Stoltzfus, Gap, Ruth P. wife of David Allgyer, Leola, Naomi P. wife of Daniel Zook, Jr., Narvon, Elmer P. husband of Lydiann Stoltzfus Riehl, Ronks; 61 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Daniel E. husband of Mary King Riehl, Cecilton,MD, Levi E. husband of Linda Stoltzfus Riehl, Honey Brook, Ephraim D. husband of Elizabeth Petersheim Riehl, Millerstown, Reuben E. husband of Miriam Fisher Riehl, Millerstown, John M. husband of Rachel Ebersol Riehl, Ronks; six sisters, Katie E. Lapp, Kirkwood, Nancy E. wife of Henry King, Lititz, Lizzie E. wife of Joel Glick, Bart, Rebecca E. wife of Benuel Petersheim, East Petersburg, Emma E. wife of Henry Smucker, Quarryville, Rachel wife of Christian Petersheim, Oxford. He was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Riehl.
The funeral will be Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the residence of Samuel Riehl, 247 E. Eby Road, Leola. Friends may call at the late home from the time of this notice till the service. Interment: Myer's Cemetery, Leola. Kindly omit flowers.