Emanuel E. Riehl, 70, truck driver, Petra Church member, loved apple fritters and camping

By on April 18, 2018

Emanuel E. “Manny” Riehl, 70, of Leola, passed away at The Gardens of Lititz on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

He was the husband of Sarah Ann Glick Riehl, with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage on Nov. 12.

He was a member of Petra Church of New Holland. He worked as a truck driver for over 30 years and also provided transportation to the Amish community. His CB handle was Blue Diamond. Manny loved apple fritters, coffee, camping in the mountains and most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are five children: Mary L. Elliott of Alabama; Linford L. Riehl of Houtzdale; Matthew M. Riehl at home; Linda M., wife of Nathan Painter of Leola; Rosene M., wife of Matthew Wenger of Lititz; seven grandchildren; and a sister: Esther, wife of Ben Lapp of Brush Valley.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Lorraine Riehl Bensonsan; and five siblings.

A memorial service took place from Petra Church, New Holland, on April 16.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Petra Church, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA 17557.

Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana, handled the arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at shiveryfuneralhome.com.

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