March 18, 1941 - August 20, 2021
James Dayton Riehn, 80, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Jim, son of Dayton and Viola (Niswonger) Riehn, was born on March 18, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Jim graduated from College High School and attended Southeast Missouri College. On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Laura Harmon in Cape Girardeau. Jim has several careers throughout his life, including working for the highway patrol, patrolman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, and spent forty-seven years selling insurance for Liberty Insurance Company, making several lasting friendships along the way. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish, and traveling around the country. Jim was a member of the Cape Girardeau St. Mark's Masonic Lodge No. 93 AF and AM, past Worshipful Master, member of the Scottish Rite, Cape Girardeau Moolah Temple, Springfield Abou Ben Adhem Temple, and past Worthy Patron of St. Mark's Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his loving wife, Laura Riehn, of Cassville; one son, James "Mike" Riehn and his wife, Shelly, of Cassville; two daughters, Susie Broddle and her husband Daryl, of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Elizabeth Hetland and her husband Derek, of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel Riehn and Laney Riehn, both of Kansas City, Missouri; Katy Southerland, of Youngsville, North Carolina, and Zakary Broddle of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Madison Ferguson, Macy Ferguson and Myla Hetland, all of Des Moines, Iowa; one great-grandson, Cooper; one brother, Danny Riehn and his wife Claudine of Monroe, Louisiana; three sisters, Carolyn Cauble and her husband Jim, of Scott City, Marty Stevenson and her husband Dennis, of Old Appleton, Missouri, and Debbie Brown, of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond "Pete" Riehn. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25th at White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville. A Masonic service will be held on Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. A funeral service will follow with Pastor Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27th at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Children's Hospital and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, Missouri 65625. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
James Dayton Riehn, 80, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Jim, son of Dayton and Viola (Niswonger) Riehn, was born on March 18, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Jim graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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