In Memory of Dolores M. Riegel
Dolores M. Riegel, age 92, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 11, 2023 at Comforts of Home.
Dolores was born on March 26, 1931 in Dresser to Alfred and Iva Schafer. Dolores attended high school at St. Croix Falls where she graduated in 1949. She was married to Wesley Hallgren on November 22, 1950 and they had two children Sandy and Jim. They lived in Brooklyn Center until they bought the farm in Dresser. Dolores worked as a nurse at the St. Croix Falls Clinic from 1966 until her retirement.
Dolores remarried to Fred Riegel in 1973 and they worked together to bring the old farm back to life. Dolores was a very gracious host who loved entertaining family, friends and hosting parties at their beautiful home.
Dolores liked to be busy and enjoyed many hobbies like furniture refinishing, sewing, playing bridge, golfing, gardening and decorating their home. Her gardens were on the Art Barn Garden Tour in 1998 and pictures of the flower garden appeared on the cover of the Minnesota Horticulturalist Magazine for 2 separate months, quite an honor. She was an excellent seamstress and made all their curtains and fitted slip covers for their furniture. Dolores also loved to attend her grandchildren’s many sporting events and concerts.
Dolores served on the St. Croix Falls Hospital board and as Treasurer of the St. Croix Falls Historical Society.
She was active within her church and loved getting ready for their spring plant sale. She also helped with the planning of the church’s addition.
Dolores and Fred were able to travel around the world to many interesting places. Sometimes they traveled with the organization Good Will People to People delegation.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim Hallgren; stepchildren, Dan Riegel, Larry Riegel and Gayle Riegel.
Dolores is survived by her daughter, Sandy Ball, husband Tim; grandchildren, Nate Ball and Kim Kaiser (Doug); great-grandchildren, Jack and Charlie Kaiser; daughter -in- law, Lynn Hallgren; granddaughter, Katie Hallgren; great-grandchildren, Kaden and Piper; granddaughter, Tina and her children; grandson, Tyler his wife Kim and their children; grandson, Brandon Hoffman and his children; grandson, Jake Riegel and his wife and their children. Dan Riegel’s children, Molly, Julie, Taryn, and Jake Riegel; Sister- in -law, Gail Peet and her family and by many loved nieces and nephews.