Walter Rief

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Walter Edgar Rief, 77, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 following a short illness.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1930 in Brookville, Ind. to Fred and Viola Meyers Rief.

Mr. Rief served his country in the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and retired from Cash Concrete after 32 years of service.

His parents; two brothers, Charles Rief and George Rief; two sisters, Dora Rief and Edna Holman; and two sisters-in-law, Hope Rief and Sue Cash preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Judith A. Cash Rief, whom he married on June 5, 1960; two sons, Michael Lee Rief and wife, Mary of Crawfordsville, Kevin Wayne Rief and wife, Kim of Greencastle; daughter, Debra Chandler of Greencastle; two brothers, Percil Rief and Clifford Rief both of Brookville; one sister, Gladys Rief of Brookville; one brother-in-law, Jim Cash and wife Barbera of Greencastle; four nephews, three granddaughters; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, with Rev. James Flater officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family c/o Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.