Obit: Ried, Sean Michael (1990 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surname: Amundson, Doberstein, Jensen, Orth, Ried, Sanders, Strathman, Strebe, Wipf


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, July 10, 2008, Online Edition


Ried, Sean Michael (October 15, 1990 - July 8, 2008)


Sean Michael Ried, 17, Colby, died Tuesday, July 8 following a drowning at Sackett Lake.


Funeral services are Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Medford with Pastor Brian Wipf officiating.


The visitation is Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and Saturday at the church beginning at 1 p.m. Pallbearers are Stephen, Mark and Russell Ried, Josh Strebe, Nathan Jensen, Nick Sanders and Seth Amundson.


Sean Ried was born October 15, 1990 at Marshfield to Roger and Martha Ried, who survive.


He attended Colby elementary schools and was about to enter his senior year at Colby High School. While not in school, he worked preciously at Roger’s Silos in Unity. Presently he was an employee at McDonald’s in Abbotsford. He enjoyed assisting his elderly neighbors in Colby. He loved skateboarding, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of the Chess Club of Colby High School.


In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Mernajean Strathman of Abbotsford; three brothers, Stephen Ried of Quad Cities, Iowa, Mark Ried and special friend Nina Doberstein of Medford, and twin brother Russell Ried of Colby; special friend, Shari Orth of Abbotsford; two nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Roger and Robert Ried in 1976, and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Carrie Ried.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the family for future designation.



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