John J Rieger

John Rieger, 53, passed away Oct. 21, 2016, He was born March 15, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri.  A visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 with a Rosary at 6:00 PM at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8812 E. Gregory Blvd., Raytown, Missouri 64133.

He was the son of Vincent and Alice Rieger.   John was preceded in death by; his father, Vincent. He is survived by; his mother, Alice Rieger;  sisters; Linda Rieger, Mary Rieger, Rose (Jerry) Boehm; a brother, Joe (Barbara) Rieger; nephew, Brad (Katy) Boehm; nieces, Nicole (Michael) Murrell, Emily Boehm and Michelle Boehm; great nephew, Tiernan Murrell and great niece, Alice Murrell.  John was a photographer all of his life. He was currently employed at Best Service Stores/Lingerie Diva and USA Today. He owned Rieger Photo, and previously worked at Rolland Studios, H&H Color Labs and Raytown Dispatch Tribune.  (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 816-313-1677)


  1. Donald Andrew Weishaar (Andy ) on October 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Grew up with John through grade school and high school. He was always a good and kind friend. I know he had a passion for photography, always carrying a camera. Although I have not seen him in quite some time. I always enjoyed his posts and pics
    Prayers to the family. RIP JOHN. God bless you all.

  2. Michael Witt on October 25, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Although, I didn’t know John on a close basis, I knew him from working in the Kansas City Royals Press Club. Every game he would come by my desk, smile, and say hello. He was always polite, cordial, and soft spoken. I always felt that he was a gentle person and admired that quality he gave to the people he met
    I wish I had gotten to know him better, but that is my loss. The world needs more people like John and then it would be a kinder and more gentle place.

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