In Memory

Thomas Riesenbeck (Paper) - Class of 1999 VIEW PROFILE

LAS VEGAS – Thomas Allan Riesenbeck died suddenly from cardiac arrest on Saturday, September 4, 2010, in Las Vegas.

Thomas was born on September 23, 1949 in Piqua, Ohio, to Donald and Edith Riesenbeck.

He was preceded in death by both parents; and only brother Ted Riesenbeck.

Thomas served his country as an Army ranger, completing two tours of Vietnam for which he received several commendations and awards.

Thomas owned and operated a body shop in Ohio before moving to Frenchtown.  He worked at Smurfit-Stone Container for more than 20 years and stayed actively involved with horses and cattle with several ranchers in the area.  He moved to Las Vegas in 2000.  While living in Las Vegas, he worked as a heavy equipment operator until just before his death.

Thomas’s favorite activities included anything to do with horses, cattle and “cowboying.”

He is survived by his three sons, Thadeus Riesenbeck of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Benji Riesenbeck of Houston, Ohio, and his youngest son Cody Boyer-Riesenbeck of Las Vegas.  He also has three grandsons and two granddaughters in Oklahoma and Ohio.

Thomas was cremated after a private service in Las Vegas.

A military plaque will be placed in his honor at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

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