Robert J. Riedy died March 11 2013 of natural causes at his residence in Donna, Texas. He was 95.
A lifelong farmer of Collins and truck driver he hauled steel and freight over the entire country. After retiring, he began spending winters in South Texas and summers in Collins.
He loved dancing and enjoying the old musical ballads. Even in his nineties, he and his dancing partner would clear the floor. He was a charter member of the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Hannah, brother Howard Riedy of Collins, sister Ruth Kruchowsky of Arizona, son in law, Spencer Dean Cole and grandson, David Cole, of Collins.
He is survived by sister, Mary Doud of Arizona, daughters Beverly Cole of Indiana, Diane DeVeny, Sandusky and Debra Sanchez, Bellevue, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Special thanks to friends and neighbors in Collins and Casa Del Sol, Donna, Texas.
Fumeraria Del Angel, Mission, Texas arranged cremation. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery.