Michael William Riedle

April 10, 1993 ‒ November 02, 2018

Euless, Texas

EULESS, TEXAS: Michael Riedle will be remembered for his sweet and gentle spirit. It is the kindness of his heart with which he impacted people in his life. A genuine “people person,” Michael was so appreciative of others and enjoyed sharing life with them. At times moody, at times stubborn, always supportive, Michael had an ornery side and was loving toward family and friends.

Michael passed into the Lord’s care Friday, November 2, 2018. He was 25.

Born April 10, 1993 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, he was graduated from Mauston High School in Mauston, Wisconsin in 2012. He had been working as a project team member with Best Buy.

An anime aficionado, Michael loved video games, especially Legend of Zelda and Pokémon.  He appreciated all genres of music and played the drums. He lifeguarded at Great Wolf Lodge Resorts and was an accomplished tennis player, at least in his own mind.

As much as Michael loved and appreciated people, he loved and appreciated animals even more. He aspired to be a marine biologist, and had a penchant for the extraordinary or exotic animal (well, except for zebras and llamas. Ask to hear the stories!).

He is survived by his loving family, including his parents Bob and Sara (Cook) Riedle of Euless, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Matthew and Jaci Riedle of Mt. Holly, North Carolina; nephews Levi Riedle and Titus Riedle; maternal grandmother Patricia Cook of Fredericktown, Ohio and paternal grandmother Rory Riedle of Tampa, FL; aunts and uncles Jerry and Evea Jo Cook of Fredericktown, Mary and Robert Rule of Pickerington, Carolyn Fergus of Fredericktown, Debbie Burns of Rockford, Illinois, Donna and Paul Samulowitz of Tampa, Florida and Jeanette Riedle of Tampa, Florida; along with numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Ray Cook and paternal grandfather Robert R. Riedle, Sr.

A memorial service celebrating God’s gift of the life of Michael Riedle will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, 20601 Old Mansfield Road, Bellville, Ohio 44813. Pastor Gary Kochhesier will officiate.

Contributions in his memory to NetCare Access may be made online at: netcareaccess.org/about-netcare/make-a-donation

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Michael’s family. Share with them a message of support – or watch Michael’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • Bob and Sara,

    What an amazing and loving tribute to Michael. It truly reflects the spirit of the young man we all held as a child. I will forever miss his infectious smile and devilish spirit. From the time he decided to “explore” the Louisville neighborhood on his own as a 2 or 3 year old, to his playing with all our Golden Retrievers when visiting, to supporting your dreams of spreading God’s word in Chad and standing up for his loved brother at his wedding, he was a giving soul! I will miss Mike (as he told he wanted to be called after saying Michael one too many times :-)), and I pray God and Jesus hold him in his arms and provide you with all the sweet and funny memories in the coming days, months and years.

    Donna/Aunt Donna

  • My husband and I enjoyed our time with Michael during some of his high school years when he attended our Sunday school class. We will miss his sweet presence and the smile that seemed to go right to his eyes. Praying for you all. ❤️

  • May God be with in this difficult time. I only meet Michael a few times, but I know he brought joy to many.

  • Pat and family:
    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Grandson, certainly taken too soon at a young age.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roger Marra

  • My sincere condolences. Heartbreaking to leave the world so soon. May warm memories fill your heart and comfort you.

  • Carolyn and Mary and families, I was so sorry to read about your nephew, Michael.
    It sounds like he was a special person who everyone enjoyed being around. May your memories be of comfort to you. Hugs and prayers be with your family at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss, Michael was a wonderful boy. Was actually thinking about him just the other day, along you and Bob. Sending you hugs and prayers. Gone, but not forgotten. God bless. Teresa Voltz and family

  • May God bless Michael’s memory and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincere sympathy to all of you.

  • Bob and Sara
    I am so sorry to read this. My prayers are with you. So difficult losing a child. He will greatly missed and forever remembered.
    Lots of love and hugs.

  • I knew Michael for a few years now. He was my teammate with Best Buy Project Team here in Dallas. First time I met him, he was a cashier at the Grapevine store and said he was going to join our team. From there, getting to know him and work with him on a daily basis was a fun ride. Then I got promoted and was no longer on the team, but the communication and work relationship did not stop there. The very last communication I got from him was he got the job in Ohio and leaving Dallas. I was happy for him and gave him congrats. Had some fun and wacky times with him, and that’s how I will remember him. Condolences to his family, and thoughts and prayers from his second family, the Project Team.

  • I had the honor of being his manager here in Dallas in the Project Team with Best Buy and I truly enjoyed our talks about movies and just life in general. He was a great worker who took pride in what he did and also made it an enjoyable long night or day when you were lucky enough to work with him.
    My family sends our Thiughts and prayers to his family and our deepest condolences.

    Mike, Andrea and Bailey Raitt

  • I worked with Mike as one of the Project Team Supervisors here in the DFW area.

    He was always a character and always had a smile on his face when we had our talks about movies and other topics.

    His nickname for me was Gam-Gam which I hated from others but when he said it, it always made me giggle. He always worked hard when he was supporting my team.

    Mike will be truly missed here on the Project Team and within the Best Buy Family. Condolences to his family and closest friends. Bye buddy.

  • November 9, 2018


    From mom to mom, you’ have a special place in my heart today.

    Thank God that He is there for us. May He lift you up and give you peace.


    Aunt Barb

  • We mourn with you in the loss of your loved one. May the Lord give you comfort and love during this time and in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.

  • Bob, Sara and Matthew,

    So very sorry for your and everyone’s loss. I always appreciated Michael’s free spirit and will always remember that smile. I hope over the weekend and going forward you feel the love that surrounds you from friends and family.

    With sincere sympathy,


  • Bob, Sara, and Matthew,

    I am so sorry for your loss and heartache. Michael was such a free spirit that I admired,as a fellow adventurer in this world. He had a special gift to be able to make people smile and laugh. The “moon” shot was a perfect example of his fun spirit. 😂. Always cracked me up to hear of his unplanned adventures out of the house as a toddler. Michael will be missed on this earth and will be embraced and enjoyed by all those who have gone before us, including our fur babies he used to play with. 😊.

    Love, peace and blessings

  • Dear Sara, Pat and Family — So sorry for your loss of this beautiful young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Sara & family,

    So sorry for your loss. I wish and pray for all to have peace and strength.

    Cousin Greg